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Light Salads for Dinner

The rule about not eating after 6 p.m. is outdated. It does not work in today’s environment because we are accustomed to working until midnight, stay up late, and snack on the go. The no-food-after-6-pm principle should be replaced with a few simple rules: have dinner 3 hours before bedtime, skip carbohydrates, do not eat in front of the TV, watch your portions, and choose light salads for dinner.

light salad

Giving advice is easy, but we also offer various recipes for light salads. Dress them with oil, lemon juice, mustard, yogurt — they will taste amazing. And most importantly, you will avoid unpleasant heaviness in the stomach. Are you ready to learn?

Light Salads for Dinner

Salad With Mustard Dressing

mustard dressing

Ingredients:

  • 9 ¼ oz (260 g) lettuce
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 onion
  • ½ beam cilantro
  • 1 beam parsley
  • 4 tbsp yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 2 ¾ oz (80 g) hard cheese
  • Salt, pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Wash lettuce, herbs, and vegetables.
  2. Tear the salad with your hands. Slice cucumbers, tomatoes, and an onion. Chop the herbs, finely grate the hard cheese.
  3. Combine the cheese with yogurt, mustard, and pressed garlic.
  4. Combine all the products in one deep salad bowl. Add salt and black pepper to taste. Your vegetable salad with yogurt is ready!

Chicken Salad With Soy Sauce

chicken salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 tomato
  • 1 cucumber
  • 7 oz (200 g) chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 ½ oz (100 g) lettuce
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Olive oil to taste
  • Salt, pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. To make a light dietary salad for dinner, first cut the meat into small pieces. Marinate it in soy sauce and garlic for 20 minutes. Then fry in oil until golden brown.
  2. Wash lettuce leaves and tear them with your hands. Transfer into a deep bowl.
  3. Cut the cucumber and tomato and add to the bowl with lettuce.
  4. Season with oil, salt, and pepper.

Salad With Canned Tuna

canned tuna salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 cucumbers
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 8 ¾ oz (250 g) canned beans
  • 7 oz (200 g) canned tuna
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt, pepper, herbes de Provence to taste

Instructions:

  1. Wash the vegetables. Cut the cucumbers and tomatoes into small pieces.
  2. Drain the canned beans and transfer them to a deep salad bowl. Lay cucumbers and tomatoes on top. Break up the tuna fillet with a fork and transfer it to the salad bowl.
  3. Garnish with red onion rings.
  4. Season the salad with oil, lemon juice, salt, and spices.

Salad With Chicken Breast and Olives

salad with olives

Ingredients:

  • 2 apples
  • 4 cucumbers
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 8 olives
  • 3 tbsp nonfat yogurt
  • Salt, pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. For a light dietary salad, grate the apples or cut them into small pieces. Chop the cucumbers.
  2. Boil the chicken breast and chop the meat.
  3. Cut the olives in half.
  4. Mix all the ingredients. Season with yogurt, salt, and ground pepper.

Fitness Chicken Breast Salad

fitness salad

Ingredients:

  • 10 ½ oz (300 g) chicken breast
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 3 tbsp canned corn
  • 1 tbsp yogurt
  • ½ beam dill
  • Salt, pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Cut the cucumber into strips, and the tomato and pepper into medium-sized pieces.
  2. Boil the fillet, pull or chop it.
  3. Mix all the ingredients. Season the chicken salad with yogurt, pepper, and salt.

Salad With Apple and Cabbage

apple cabbage salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple
  • ½ cabbage head
  • 3 ½ oz (100 g) canned corn
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt, pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Peel the apple, remove the core, and grate or chop it.
  2. Shred the cabbage and chop the carrots. Mix with canned corn and apple.
  3. Season the salad with pepper, salt, and lemon juice.

Salad With Squid

salad with squid

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb (1 kg) squid
  • 6 eggs
  • 7 oz (200 g) canned pineapple
  • 5 ¼ oz (150 g) canned corn
  • ½ lemon

Instructions:

  1. Separately boil squid and eggs. Clean the squid, shell the eggs, and cut everything into strips.
  2. Cut canned pineapples into small pieces.
  3. Mix all the ingredients in a deep bowl and season with lemon juice.

Salad With Squid and Cheese

salad with squid

Ingredients:

  • 10 ½ oz (300 g) squid
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 7 oz (200 g) hard cheese
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Yogurt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Boil squid, clean it and cut into strips.
  2. Cut the tomatoes into strips, as well. Press the garlic and coarsely grate the cheese.
  3. Mix everything and season with yogurt.

Salmon Salad

salmon salad

Ingredients:

  • 5 ¼ oz (150 g) lettuce
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 cucumber
  • 8 ¾ oz (250 g) salmon fillet
  • 4 tsp mustard
  • 4 tsp honey
  • 4 tsp soy sauce
  • Olive oil to taste
  • Salt, pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Tear the lettuce into pieces, chop the cucumber and tomato. Mix in a deep bowl.
  2. Combine soy sauce, mustard, and honey. If necessary, add salt to the mixture.
  3. Cut the salmon fillet into slices. Fry in a little olive oil. Transfer pieces of fish to the bowl with tomatoes and cucumbers.
  4. Season everything with the honey and mustard sauce. Add pepper.

If you can complement this collection with a dietary salad recipe from your cookbook, leave a comment down below. Try at least one of these light salads, and you will no longer want to fry potatoes and prepare snacks with mayonnaise for dinner. Share our small selection with your friends!

Valerie

I am an English major with a love of languages and fiction, and with an incurable travel bug. In my free time, I read fantasy, drink copious amounts of coffee, and like to go see movies. Culinary art means everything to me. My main hypostasis is the taster, though. The music school has taught me to appreciate the symphony of airy meringues, to create harmonious overtures of light snacks, hard rock of meat, fish, and vegetables on the grill. Choir classes have accustomed me to hear and feel the people nearby and create perfect harmonies of sounds.

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