There are foods belonging to our culinary tradition that are usually served as an accompaniment. Lettuce or potatoes, but also carrots alone or with other ingredients, are good and make you taste better than main courses based on meat or fish. As for salads in particular, they represent a good supply of fiber. These elements, not digested by our body, perform various functions:
- they would stimulate the growth of good intestinal bacteria;
- they would make us feel full quickly;
- they would slow down the absorption of fats and carbohydrates;
- they would counteract constipation.
Fortunately, fibers are present in many foods to be cooked in a varied and appetizing way. We find them in vegetables, fruit, cereals and even legumes. Furthermore, the food industry has for some time been tending to use wholemeal flours in the production of biscuits and other packaged products. Soups, minestrone, pasta and wholemeal bread are just a few examples of how we can get fiber. Starting from spring, however, salads are consumed a lot and, as we know, they are usually brought to the table together with main courses. However, if we mix lettuce or tomatoes with animal proteins, such as tuna fillets, they become a tasty single dish.
How to make a quick and tasty salad not with tuna, tomatoes and celery but with broccoli and an unexpected ingredient
Preparing rich salads can also be a way to introduce fewer calories, if we are on a diet, but at the same time a lot of useful fibers. Salads, therefore, are good for lunch or dinner. Let’s see an example with this proposal for 6 people in which there is a particular ingredient, a fruit:
- 100 g of mushrooms;
- 250 g of broccoli;
- 100 g of pineapple;
- 100 g in corn;
- extra virgin olive oil;
- 150 g of tofu.
Put a pot of salted water on the stove and cook the broccoli, after having cleaned, washed and divided into florets. As soon as they are cooked, drain them well and pour them into a container. Now cut the tofu and pineapple into cubes and slice the mushrooms. When the broccoli has cooled, combine it with the other ingredients and the well-drained corn. Season with plenty of extra virgin olive oil and serve.
In this recipe, therefore, we have seen how to make a quick and tasty salad using a few ingredients by combining them with a vegetable and a fruit. Broccoli is rich in minerals, vitamins and fiber, as is pineapple. This dish, therefore, would satisfy and contribute to general well-being.
Making a complete single dish is easy and this one with lentils is rich in iron and helps against anemia and constipation