I’ve been asked to post some more alkaline salad recipes now that the summer has arrived and eating a tasty and refreshing salad is a must! While some of these recipes are not 100% alkaline, don’t worry too much – they are still very healthy. Remember the key is to eat water-rich, alive foods such as fresh vegetables – which these salads are! Just don’t add any sugar to your salads – that’s a big no no.
Quick Alkaline Tip: If you want to treat yourself to an unhealthy snack or even some meat – the best time to do it is when you eat a salad. A salad will at least bring some balance and alkalize.
Top Alkaline Salad Recipes
Ok, here we go, the top three summer alkaline recipes we’re trying out this week. I didn’t come up with these as you’ll see, but these salads are so tasty, even someone not eating an alkaline diet will love these!
Balsamic-dressed alkaline cucumber salad with black olives
Image via JamieOliver.com
This is more of a side dish than a full-blown salad, but oh so tasty. Cucumber is one of the most alkaline ingredients so go for it! This is an absolutely delicious alkaline salad to serve with a barbecue this summer 🙂
10 black olives
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 spring onions
extra virgin olive oil
freshly ground black pepper
5 or 6 sprigs of fresh mint
½ a fresh red chilli (really adds an extra kick to this salad)
Read more on how to prepare this (somewhat) alkaline salad recipe at JamieOliver.com
Candied beet salad
OK, I’m cheating a little with this salad recipe, mostly because it’s not really an alkaline salad recipe. But I don’t feel too guilty as it’s pretty easy to make it into an alkaline salad. Just look at the picture – it looks delicious.
You can find the full recipe here – which also shows you how to prepare the buttermilk dressing. I’d recommend using a more alkaline salad dressing recipe for this but it’s up to you. This is actually really nice just squeezing some fresh lemon over and adding a splash of extra-virgin olive oil – both very healthy.
Another change needed to make this an actual alkaline salad is to ease up on the sugar – but apart from that, overall it’s still a very healthy (and incredibly tasty) salad. Enjoy!
Alkaline summer ratatouille salad
Romano peppers, aubergine, courgettes, and tomatoes – can it get any more summery?
Again the vinegar might be breaking an alkaline rule, so it’s up to you whether you use it or not, but overall this is an amazing and easy summer alkaline salad recipe to try at home. This picture is from JamieOliver.com and you can find the full recipe there as well. I would personally double up on the ingredients to transfer this from a side salad to a main course. Did you think an alkaline salad recipe could be this tasty?
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