3 Healthy 5 Ingredient Salad Recipes

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May 15, 2014

Healthy salad recipes that are both light and fresh for summer.

3 Ingredient Salad Recipe
McKel Hill

Spring and summer are abundant with fresh fruits and vegetables—not to mention quick and easy salads. Here is a trio of salads using five ingredients or less, making each recipe perfect for a light lunch on the go, bringing to work, a picnic, or enjoying at home.

All of these simple salads are nutrient dense and loaded with natural fiber from vegetables and fruits, protein, and healthy fats. Feel free to boost the ingredient amounts depending on your individual diet and energy needs or swap out proteins for other vegetarian or vegan sources if you’d like.

Easy Five Ingredient Caesar Salad

3 Ingredient Salad Recipe

McKel Hill

Traditional Caesar dressings are typically loaded with saturated fat and calories. Also, many Caesar salads use iceberg for the base, which is not as nutrient dense as its close counterpart, romaine. This Caesar salad is a vegan take, using only healthy fats, fiber, and plant-protein to get the desired texture and consistency of traditional Caesar. Feel free to swap or add proteins of your choice to this one.

Easy Kale Salad

3 Ingredient Salad Recipe

McKel Hill

This kale superfood salad is loaded with antioxidant rich goji berries and blueberries, fiber and vitamin A rich kale and sweet potato, topped with omega-3 rich walnuts. This salad packs a punch of nutrition.

Light Cobb Salad

3 Ingredient Salad Recipe

McKel Hill

Cobb salad is a classic for good reason—it’s full of goodies! Though, those goodies also add up to a substantial amount of calories. Here’s my take on a “light” Cobb salad—sans the most fattening additives. Feel free to use other dressings you enjoy, but I promise you you’ll love the tahini inspired dressing.

McKel HillMcKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN is the creator of Nutrition Stripped, a plant-based, whole foods and gluten-free food blog specializing in nourishing recipes and nutrition services. You can keep up with her on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and Pinterest.




For more dressing ideas and salad recipes see below…

In todays day and age, diets are all the rage giving salads a bad name. But here at Relish we have compiled 12 salads that are mouthwateringly tasteful and you will still feel good about what you're eating. With a variety of salads to choose from on this list, we're sure you will find one you like for this summer.

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