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Stay Cool This Summer With These Nutritious, Refreshing Salads

With summer round the corner, you cannot just rely on icy drinks to cool your body. Instead you can add cool and vitamin-loaded fruits and vegetables to your diet.

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Updated:March 21, 2017, 2:52 PM IST
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Stay Cool This Summer With These Nutritious, Refreshing Salads
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With summer round the corner, you cannot just rely on icy drinks to cool your body. Instead you can add cool and vitamin-loaded fruits and vegetables to your diet.

You can easily add these fruits and vegetables in your menu by making a scrumptious salad. Here are few nutritious, and refreshing summer time salad you can try at home:

1. Carrots, Radishes and Courgettes Salad:

Ingredients:

Carrots

Radishes

Courgettes/ zucchini

Small red onion

Mint leaves

White wine vinegar

Dijon mustard

Mayonnaise

Olive oil

Method:

Take a large bowl and add grated carrots.

Add thinly sliced radishes, courgettes and finely chopped onion.

Mix all the vegetables together in the bowl with the mint leaves.

Take another bowl and Whisk together the vinegar, mustard and mayonnaise until.

Gradually whisk in the oil.

Add salt and pepper.

Add this dressing over the salad and mix well.

Your salad is ready to be served.

2. Watermelon Salad

Watermelon has high water content, which will not just keep you hydrated and refreshedbut will also protect the skin against sun damage.

Ingredients:

Extra-virgin olive oil

White balsamic vinegar

Kosher salt

Spinach leaves

Red onion

Tomatoes

Feta cheese

Watermelon chunks

Method:

Take a small bowl and whisk the olive oil, white balsamic vinegar and salt together.

Take a large bowl and add spinach, onions, and tomatoes.

Pour the vinegar over the salad.

Add feta cheese and watermelon.

3. Vegetable and Fruit Salad

Ingredients:

Green pepper

Celery

Cabbage

Red apple

Red grapes

Mayonnaise

Salt

Method:

Take a large bowl and chopped green pepper, celery, cabbage, red apple and red grapes.

Take a small bowl and mix mayonnaise and salt.

Add this to the vegetable and fruit mix.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

4. Corn Salad

Ingredients

Corn

Tomatoes

Onion

Fresh basil

Olive oil

White vinegar

Salt

Method:

Take light salted water in a pot and bring it to boil.

Cook corn kernels in the boiling water.

Take a large bowl and mix corn, tomatoes, onion, basil, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.

Mix well and keep it in the refrigerator.

Serve it.

5. Mango Salad

Also know as the king of all fruits, mango is the most sought-after summer fruit.

Ingredients:

Mangos

Lime juice

Extra-virgin olive oil

Red pepper flakes

Fresh cilantro

Shallots

Salt

Black pepper to taste

Method:

Cut the mangoes in cubes and place it in serving bowl.

Take another bowl and whisk together lime juice and olive oil.

Season with red pepper flakes, cilantro, shallots, salt and pepper.

Pour over the mangos.

Mix well.

Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

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| Edited by: Manila Venugopal
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