Salads don’t have to be a meal that leaves you hungry again shortly afterward. It’s all about considering what you add to them. If you want a salad to replace your lunch or dinner, just mixing vegetables won’t cut it. It’s necessary to incorporate proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. This way, you can easily create a nutritious salad that not only tastes great, but also keeps hunger at bay.

However, in case the salad is intended as a side dish to the main course, all you need to do is combine ingredients that complement each other, creating a unique taste experience. That said, don’t hesitate to also prepare a sweet salad with fruit. For this, we recommend adding ingredients like quark to make it a more nutritionally balanced delight.

How to prepare the best salad?

The foundation of any salad is made up of vegetables, possibly fruits. In this case, there’s no need to stick to the basics; you can experiment by combining different types. This way, you’ll always conjure up a new taste experience for your discerning taste buds. Once you have the base ready, focus on adding proteins. For a sweet salad, ingredients like quark, yoghurt, or protein pudding work really well. In the case of a savoury variant, you can use tuna, chicken, eggs, or tofu, tempeh, or seitan for vegans. It’s also crucial to add a source of carbohydrates, especially in savoury salads. Options like couscous, bulgur, quinoa, pasta, potatoes, rice, or other grains will work wonderfully for this. Finally, add a source of healthy fats, such as nuts, nut butters, or various oils.

A great example is a tuna salad, Coleslaw, beetroot salad, Caesar salad, Greek salad, and, of course, potato salad.

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