10 Healthy and Filling Gluten-Free Salad Recipes

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10 Healthy and Filling Gluten-Free Salad Recipes

Salads are a fantastic choice for everyone because they are high in nutrients and promote good health. Additionally, there are seemingly countless methods for creating them.

Fruits and vegetables are naturally gluten-free options, which is great for consumption. People also prefer salads when they are large and have an abundance of different flavours, colours, and textures.

In this blog, we shall look at the top 10 healthy gluten-free salad recipes.

10 Gluten-Free Salad Recipes

Sprouted Mung Bean Salad

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Sprouted mung bean salad is a delicious and nutritious gluten-free dish that is loaded with nutrients, fibre, and protein. It also improves immunity, aids in digestion, and makes a delightful addition to your diet.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sprouted mung beans
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped (optional)
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Chaat masala (optional)

How To Prepare

  1. Thoroughly rinse the sprouted mung beans.
  2. Combine the chopped onion, green chilli, diced cucumber, diced tomato, and sprouted mung beans in a big bowl.
  3. Add freshly chopped coriander leaves to the mixture.
  4. Squeeze one lemon into the bowl.
  5. Toss in some black pepper and salt, to taste. For extra flavour, you can also sprinkle some chaat masala.
  6. Thoroughly mix all the ingredients.
  7. Let the salad marinate for a few minutes to allow the flavours to meld and serve chilled.

Kale, Quinoa and Almond Salad

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This salad of kale, quinoa, and almonds is a nutritious and gluten-free treat. It is packed with fibre, antioxidants, and vital nutrients that promote healthy digestion, increase vitality and improve general well-being.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa (cooked and cooled)
  • 2 cups kale (chopped and massaged)
  • 1/2 cup almonds (toasted and chopped)
  • 1/4 cup red onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup cheese (optional)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to prepare 

  1. Cook the quinoa and then set it aside to cool.
  2. Massage the chopped kale with a bit of olive oil to soften it.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, kale, almonds, red onion, cilantro, mint, and cheese (if using).
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, ground cumin, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
  5. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss until well combined. Serve chilled.

Avocado Salad

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Avocado salad is a gluten-free delight, offering a nutrient-rich blend of creamy avocados, vibrant vegetables, and flavorful herbs. It is also packed with healthy fats and antioxidants, promotes heart health and boosts overall well-being.

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados, diced
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped (adjust accordingly)
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chaat masala (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

How To Prepare

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine diced avocados, cucumber, tomato, red onion, green chilli, and chopped coriander leaves.
  2. To add a sour taste to the salad, squeeze some lemon juice over it.
  3. Drizzle the salad with olive oil and sprinkle it with salt, chaat masala (if using), and roasted cumin powder. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Let the salad sit for a few minutes to allow the flavours to meld and serve chilled.

Kachumbar Salad

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Kachumber (cucumber) salad is a delightful gluten-free dish that has a combination of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and herbs. It also supports a healthy, gluten-free lifestyle and is full of vitamins and antioxidants.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1 cup tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrot, grated
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves, chopped
  • green chilli, finely chopped (adjust to taste)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder

How to prepare 

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine chopped cucumber, tomato, onion, grated carrot, and chopped coriander leaves.
  2. Add finely chopped green chilli for a bit of heat.
  3. Squeeze the juice of one lemon into the bowl, or add more according to preference.
  4. Sprinkle salt to taste, and add roasted cumin powder for a unique flavour.
  5. Toss all the ingredients well until they are evenly coated with the lemon juice and spices.
  6. Allow the salad to rest for a few minutes to let the flavours meld, and serve chilled.

Chickpea Chaat Salad

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This gluten-free salad is rich in nutrients, fibre, and protein. It facilitates better digestion, helps control weight, and improves general health.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of chickpeas, soaked overnight and boiled the next morning.
  • 1 large cucumber, diced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • /2 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 lemon (juiced)

How to prepare 

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the boiled chickpeas, cucumber, tomato, red onion, and green chilli.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves for freshness.
  • Marinade the ingredients in chaat masala, red chilli powder, roasted cumin powder, and salt.
  • To add some tang, squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the mixture.
  • Gently toss together all the ingredients until thoroughly mixed.
  • Let it sit for a few minutes to allow flavours to meld and serve chilled.

Fruit Salad

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Fruit salad is a delicious gluten-free option that provides an abundance of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Its inherent sweetness makes it a refreshing and healthy option while also satisfying cravings.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced mango
  • 1 cup diced papaya
  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 1 cup diced apple
  • 1 cup diced banana
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala (optional)
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish

How To Prepare

  1. Combine all the fruits into a big bowl. 
  2. Drizzle some honey into the fruit mix and add some chaat masala if preferred.
  3. Toss the fruits to ensure that they are properly mixed with the added ingredients.
  4. Let the salad refrigerate for about thirty minutes before garnishing with fresh mint leaves. Serve chilled.

Radish and Lemon Salad

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This salad is a light, healthy, high-fibre, vitamin and gluten-free option that gives your food a flavour boost, aids in digestion and increases immunity.

Ingredients

  • 1 large radish, thinly sliced or grated
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • Salt to taste

How to prepare

  1. Place the thinly sliced or grated radish in a bowl.
  2. Make sure the radish is evenly coated by squeezing the juice of a lemon over it.
  3. For a hint of spice, add finely chopped green chilli.
  4. Depending on your taste preferences, add salt and roasted cumin powder.
  5. Thoroughly mix the ingredients for a uniform dispersion of flavour, and garnish with coriander leaves.
  6. Allow the salad to marinate for a few minutes before serving.

Mango Chickpeas Salad

This salad is a gluten-free delight with a burst of flavours. It is packed with protein, fibre, and vitamins. It also promotes digestion, supports immunity, and satisfies cravings for a healthy, refreshing meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1 ripe mango, diced
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small bell pepper diced
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chilli powder (optional, for some heat)

How to prepare 

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cooked chickpeas, diced mango, cucumber, red onion, bell pepper, and chopped cilantro.
  2. Combine the lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  3. Drizzle the salad ingredients with the dressing, gently tossing to coat everything.
  4. Add some chilli powder to the salad if you enjoy some heat.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to let the flavours meld, and serve chilled.

Roasted Cauliflower Sweet Potato Salad

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This salad is a gluten-free delight, offering a medley of flavours and nutrients. It is packed with antioxidants, fibre, and vitamins, that promote digestion and support overall well-being.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium cauliflower
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup Greek yoghurt

How to prepare

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a large bowl, toss cauliflower florets and sweet potato cubes with olive oil, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Spread the seasoned vegetables on a baking sheet in a single layer and roast in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until golden and tender.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix tomatoes, red onion, coriander leaves, and mint.
  5. Once the roasted vegetables are done, let them cool slightly.
  6. Add the roasted cauliflower and sweet potatoes to the mixture.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice and Greek yoghurt. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
  8. Adjust salt and pepper to taste and serve chilled.

Kala Chana Salad

Kala Chana Salad is a gluten-free option with protein-packed black chickpeas, veggies, and zesty flavours. It promotes better digestive health and boosts protein intake.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Kala Chana, boiled and drained
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped (optional)
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt to taste
  • Chaat masala to taste
  • Roasted cumin powder, to taste

How to prepare 

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the boiled Kala Chana, diced cucumber, tomato, chopped onion, green chilli, and coriander leaves.
  2. Squeeze the lemon juice over the ingredients, ensuring an even coating.
  3. Sprinkle salt, chaat masala, and roasted cumin powder according to your taste preferences.
  4. Gently toss all the ingredients together until well mixed.
  5. Refrigerate the salad for about 30 minutes before serving.

Takeaway

The salad recipes mentioned above are your perfect gluten-free recipes to indulge in and they are also packed with nutrients that positively affect your overall body health and lifestyle.

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