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HEALTH: Try These 4 Winter Healthy Salad Recipes

Salad is an extremely healthy dish. It is a source of daily fibre, improves digestion, helps manage weight and appetite and is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Fruits and vegetables can be used to prepare a delicious salad within less time.

Salad is an extremely healthy dish. It is a  source of daily fibre, improves digestion, helps manage weight and appetite and is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Fruits and vegetables can be used to prepare a delicious salad within less time.

1. ​Spinach and vegetable salad

Add 100 gm. fresh chopped spinach to a salad bowl. Top it with 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes (halved), 1 diced cucumber, 1 chopped onion, 1 diced red pepper, 50 gm. crumbled feta cheese and mixed well. Drizzle 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar and 1 tbsp. olive oil over the top of the salad. Add 1/2 tsp. black pepper and salt as per taste. Serve.

2. ​Sweet Potato Salad

1. Preheat the oven to 120 C. Place 3 large diced sweet potatoes into a large bowl and toss with 1 tbsp. olive oil and 1 tsp. sea salt. Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through, flipping once. Remove from the oven and let the potato chunks cool.

2. While the potatoes are roasting, add 100 gm. chopped spinach, 1/2 cup onion, 1/3 cup dried cranberries, 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar and 2 tbsp. lemon juice in a large bowl. Add cooled sweet potato chunks to the bowl and stir to combine. Gently stir in 1 chopped avocado. 1/2 tsp. pepper and 1/2 tsp. sea salt. Serve immediately.

3. ​Pear, Apple and Walnut Salad

1. In a large bowl whisk together 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar, 2.5 tbsp. orange juice and 1/2 cup raisins.

2. Core and cube 4 apples and 2 pears. Add fruits and 2/3 cup walnuts to a bowl and drizzle with 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil.

3. Toss well to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.

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