10 Minute Salads

This 10 Minute Salads category is a list of salad recipes that are quick and easy to prepare taking no more than 10-15 minutes each to prepare.

In today’s fast-paced society it can be extremely difficult to get a delicious yet nutritious salad together for your family. This is a collection of salad recipes that are quick to put together, which means less time in your kitchen and more time to devote to the things that you love.

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Few Ingredient Recipes

A collection of recipes with that use just a few ingredients for minimal shopping fuss. No need for long shopping lists, just a handful of fresh ingredients. Naturally not including pantry staples such as salt, pepper and oil.

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Grain Salads

This Grain Salads category is comprised of salads that are made from a grain, which can be defined as a small, hard seed, especially the seed of a food plant.

Grains are classified as True Cereal Grains and Pseudo-Cereal Grains.

Cereal Grains are members of the grass family and contain substantial amounts of starch which is a carbohydrate providing dietary energy.

Pseudo Cereal Grains are not true grains but in fact, are seeds from a variety of broadleaf plant families which is why they are referred to as “pseudo”. This makes them suitable for people following a paleo diet.

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Gourmet Salads

This category is all about putting something fancy and impressive on your table, whether it is for an elegant dinner party, a special occasion or for your festive table.

These salads require more work and have a few exotic, gourmet ingredients in them to impress your family and guests.

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Leaf Salads

This Leaf Category is all about different types of green salads from different lettuce varieties, mixed leaves, rocket, spinach, and kale.

In Australia, there are four main types of lettuce – Iceberg (Crisphead), Butterhead, Cos (Romaine) and Loose leaf.

The rocket (arugula) sold loose is called wild rocket (roquette) the broader leaf more mature rocket is sold in bunches. Mizuna is a close relative to rocket (arugula) and is a feathery salad green.

You will find English spinach with longer leaves, sold in bunches with roots attached, and Baby Spinach which is young English spinach sold loose.

Other leaf varieties are Kale and Tuscan Cabbage (Cavolo Nero) these are hardier than the others and make great winter salads.

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Legume and Pulse Salads

This category incorporates the most common types pulses dry beans, lentils, chickpeas and dry peas as well as legumes such as green beans and peas.

Legumes are any plants that grow in pods while the term “pulse” refers to the dry edible seed in the pod.

Legumes are soybeans, peanuts, fresh peas and fresh beans. Pulses are dry beans, dry peas, lentils and chickpeas.

Pulses differ from legumes in that they are low in fat and are very high in protein and fibre.

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Low Carb

This recipes in this category are for salads with no more 10grams of carbs per serve, with quite a few under 5 grams of carbs.

A low-carb diet is a diet that restricts carbohydrates and high in protein, fat and healthy vegetables.

Studies have shown that these diets can cause weight loss and improve your health.

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Summer Salads

A collection of salad recipes that use fresh fruit and vegetables that are at their peak during the hot summer months. Perfect for summer barbecues, family dinners and entertaining.

Eating seasonal produce reduces the environmental impact that farming them off-season presents. They are much tastier and are packed with much more nutrients than those grown in hothouses/greenhouses or those that have been imported.  Which in turn encourages the consumption of local produce and encourages the local farming community.

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Vegetable Salads

A collection of salad recipes that include your more substantial vegetables such as carrots, tomatoes and beets.

The true definition of a vegetable is anything that is the root, stem or leaf of a plant while the true definition of a fruit is the ovaries of a flowering plant that develops after its seeds are fertilised (or sometimes even without fertilisation). So in short if it is from a plant and has seeds (or would have seeds if it wasn’t grown not to have to them, e.g. seedless watermelon or grapes), then it is a fruit; if it doesn’t, it is a vegetable.

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Winter Salads

This is a collection of salad recipes utilising winter produce for substantial and warming salads. Just because the temperature has dropped doesn’t mean that you have to give up eating salads.

Eating seasonal produce reduces the environmental impact that farming them off-season presents. They are much tastier and are packed with much more nutrients than those grown in hothouses/greenhouses or those that have been imported.  Which in turn encourages the consumption of local produce and encourages the local farming community.

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Spices, Pastes, etc..

Spices can be defined as an aromatic or pungent vegetable substance used to flavour food, most often dried seeds, but some roots.

This category includes home-made pastes, as well as home-made spice blends, which are far superior to anything you will buy in a store.

Once you get in the habit of grinding and mixing your blends you will want to find the time to make your own.

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