5 Indian Salad Recipes Rich In Protein

Chickpea Salad

Meeting everyday protein requirement can be quiet challenging, especially for vegetarians, but these 5 salad recipes will help you meet your daily protein intake. They are not only rich in protein but also high in fiber and provide numerous benefits. They are perfect for lunch or dinner, super easy and to make and will keep you full for hours.

Chickpea Salad

This salad is light to eat, delicious and also keeps hunger away for a long time. Chickpeas helps in controlling blood sugar levels, increases satiety and helps with weight loss. They also help improve digestion, balance unhealthy cholesterol levels, and reduce hypertension, thus, are good for the heart.

Ingredients

1 cup Chickpeas – soaked over night

1 diced Onion

2 diced tomatoes

2 diced Chillies

1 Lemon cut in half

1/2 cup Coriander

1 1/2 or 2 tsp. Chat Masala, to taste

Salt to taste

Directions

Just mix all the ingredients together and add salt to taste.

 

Moong Sprouts Salad

Moong has been used in Ayurveda since a long time because of its benefits. It  helps in lowering cholesterol, is rich in Anti-Oxidants which help fight cancer, Lowers high blood pressure and prevents heart diseases, boosts Immunity and is a good source of vitamins and minerals.

Sprouts

Ingredients

2 cups of moong sprouts

1 tomato, diced

1 onion, diced

1 tbsp. lemon juice

Green chilies

 ½ tsp. chat masala

Salt /black salt, to taste.

Directions

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.

 

Paneer Salad

Paneer can be easily made at home using milk or is readily available in the market. Cottage cheese has more benefits that milk as it is rich in fiber, boosts immunity system, controls blood pressure, improves teeth and bone health and also improves the metabolism

Paneer Salad

Ingredients

100 gms Cottage cheese

½ Cup cherry tomatoes

½ Cup shredded purple cabbage

2 Green chilies

Fistful of toasted Sesame Seeds

Olive Oil to taste

Salt to taste

Directions

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.

 

Bean Salad

This salad is high in protein because of the density of the beans. It provides many benefits like helps in reducing cholesterol, provides with a lot of energy, helps in fighting cancer and lowers the risk of a heart disease.

Bean Salad

Ingredients

1 Cup kidney beans or black beans (soaked overnight and drained)

½ cup diced cucumber

½ cup chopped green onions

½ Cup feta cheese crumbled

¼ cup chopped parsley

Salt to taste

Directions

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.

 

Mixed Seeds Salad

Roasted seeds can be made at home or can be bought as they are readily available. Some common benefits it provides are that they help in improving our immunity, are rich in Omega 3 Fatty acids, have anti-diabetic effects, help lower cholesterol levels and are good source of minerals.

Mix Seeds Salads

Ingredients

1 cup cottage cheese crumbled

1 cup of mixed raw vegetables (shredded purple cabbage and carrot)

½ Cup pomegranate seeds

½ cup mixed seed (Roasted) like pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, flaxseeds, etc.

Directions

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.

 

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