Friday, May 2, 2014

Healthy Green Salads: The New Trend in Global Cuisine

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More green foods are being added to the regular diets of an increasing number of people as they have become more health conscious. In this fast paced life, health and food is something that really needs our care, and there should be no compromise at any cost. For instance, artichoke, avocado, purslane seeds, kale, spinach, broccoli and Brussels sprouts are some of the green foods that are being eaten by more people. Worldwide, several cuisines are now including these foods to create a healthy diet for all people.

The Italian spinach and mushroom salad is one such green salad which uses spinach as a green food. This mainly consists of fresh spinach leaves, sliced mushrooms, chickpeas, bacon, and some seasoned croutons and salad dressings. All you need to do is toss all the ingredients, saving the dressings to the end. This has a really low cholesterol content of only 3% and has the other required vitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates in the required levels.

The French green salad with white wine vinaigrette is easy to make and has zero cholesterol. The green foods consist of baby spinach leaves, avocado, and green beans. The beans are boiled and whisked with olive oil. The dry ingredients are mixed and then served.

The German spinach salad with hot bacon is low in calories, and the spinach is the green food. In this recipe, the bacon is cooked and shallots are added to it. It is whisked with vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper. It is poured when hot over the spinach and crumbled bacon is sprinkled on it.

The spicy Thai salad with avocado is surely a treat. It's easy to make, and the avocado, baby greens, and lemongrass constitute the green foods. The steak is cooked and the spices are prepared by grinding the spices in a mortar and pestle. To the cooked meat the lemongrass, onions, and tomatoes are added. Sauce is added and the ingredients are tossed. The avocados are sliced and added in the end.

The authentic Indian food bean, broccoli, and carrot salad has the required level of nutrients and as the name indicates, beans and broccoli are the green foods. The beans are boiled and the broccoli is cooked along with it. The mustard seed and chili flakes are roasted, and to this the cooked beans and broccoli are added. This can be served with bread.

The Chinese five spice duck salad uses coriander leaves and gem lettuce as green foods. The duck is seasoned in the five spice powder and fried just a little. The seeds are added to it and onions, coriander, watercress, and mango are mixed together. It is dressed with lime juice and seasoned with some sesame oil.

The Mediterranean spinach salad with garbanzos, radishes, tomatoes, and lemon has the lowest cholesterol levels and spinach is considered to be the green food. The garbanzos are cleaned and the dressing ingredients are mixed well. The tomatoes, radishes, and onions are sliced and the ingredients are mixed together.

The American avocado butter lettuce salad has avocado and lettuce as the green food. Having no cholesterol, the salad is prepared by adding onion, olive oil, lime juice, and table salt and mixing them well. Add the avocado and the lettuce in the end.

The Mexican green bean salad is prepared by mixing the green beans and avocado that constitutes the green food. Onions, lime juice, and cilantro are added and mixed well.

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