FoodSwift and nutritious: Unlock the secrets of a quick, two-ingredient salad

Swift and nutritious: Unlock the secrets of a quick, two‑ingredient salad

The slaw in such a presentation immediately catches attention.
The slaw in such a presentation immediately catches attention.
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8:26 AM EST, February 15, 2024

Does preparing a healthy, nutritious salad seem like too many ingredients to handle? As it turns out, it doesn't have to be. The proof is in this recipe for a quick salad I will share with you. 

Surprisingly, you only need to prepare and drizzle two main ingredients with a homemade sauce. After mixing thoroughly, you can indulge in a delicious, nutritious meal to your heart's content. It's as easy, quick, and straightforward as it gets!

How to prepare a quick and simple salad?

I have an idea for a salad you can quickly whip up in five minutes without any complicated procedures or advanced culinary skills. Even cooking novices can prepare this delectable salad with ease.

Ingredients:

  • About 2 oz Feta cheese,
  • 1 green cucumber,
  • 1 avocado,
  • 2 handfuls of arugula,
  • 3 tablespoons of sesame oil,
  • 1.5 tablespoons of lemon juice,
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

Preparation:

  1. Begin the recipe by preparing the cucumber and avocado. Both should be peeled and cut into small cubes
  2. Transfer them to a bowl and mix them with the washed and dried arugula
  3. In a separate bowl, concoct a homemade sauce by combining the sesame oil, lemon juice, and seasonings. 
  4. Dress the salad with the sauce you've made, then top the whole dish with crumbled feta. That's all, enjoy your meal!

Why should you choose this salad?

Before we part ways, I want to emphasize the many benefits of this salad. Firstly, it can be prepared swiftly with a few easy-to-find ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen. This makes it an ideal solution for a quick and simple dinner during a busy week when time can be scarce.

The base of the salad is made up of green cucumber and avocado.
The base of the salad is made up of green cucumber and avocado.© Adobe Stock | lukesw, sommai

Secondly, despite its simplicity, this meal is packed with various key nutritional values. It's filled with vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and a generous dose of fiber. Not only are you providing your body with the essential nutrients it needs, but you will not feel heavy after such a meal. On the contrary, you'll experience a refreshing lightness, regaining your strength even after the most exhausting day.

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