Looking for the most delicious boiled vegetables salad that you can try while on a strict diet plan? well, here is it! This easy-boiled vegetable salad recipe will take around 15 minutes to make and trust me when I say, the dressing makes it taste phenomenal! Don’t believe me, go ahead and try it.
Choosing the right vegetables for your salads is key to a healthy and tasty meal. Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, radish, and turnips are all healthy choices to add to your salads when trying to lose weight. That’s because these vegetables are very low in calories and high in dietary fiber.
Boiled Vegetables Salad
Other healthy vegetable choices to make your salads include green beans, carrots, corn, and boiled zucchini. Make sure you read below on how to boil your vegetables correctly so that your salads come out perfectly instead of mushy.
Salad Ingredients for 1 serving
- 1 Large Carrot
- 1 cup of broccoli (chopped)
- 1 cup of cauliflower (chopped)
- 1 cup of green string beans
Yogurt Ranch Dressing Ingredients for 2 servings
- 1/2 cup of plain zero-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon of organic olive oil
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1/4 teaspoon of dried dill
- 1/4 teaspoon of chives
- 1/4 teaspoon of parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of mustard powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of white sugar
- 2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
Preparation For Ranch Dressing:
Mix all of your ingredients in a large bowl and stir well until your mixture is smooth. Let it sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes for all the flavors to come together. You can add a few tablespoons of yogurt or zero-fat milk if your dressing is too thick.
How To Boil Your Vegetables
Each vegetable comes with a special method of cooking and boiling. According to this post, not all vegetables lose their nutrients when boiled. For example, carotenoids found in carrots actually increase when boiled. Read the post to understand how each type of vegetable should be cooked.
In a large pot, add the water along with a pinch of salt and a little bit of zero-fat butter. Note: You can also add spices of your choice if you prefer specific aromas and flavors. Let the water come to a boil before adding in your vegetables.
Using a stainless steel colander that fits in your pot, add in your vegetables and cover. Open your lid every 5 minutes to toss your vegetables over so that all the vegetables are steamed thoroughly. Remember, you can boil the vegetables without using a colander but for the veggies to keep their texture, I highly recommend a colander.
Continue checking on your veggies until they are cooked evenly and serve with your ranch dressing.
Boiled Vegetable Salad Nutrition Facts
Each serving of this salad contains 96 calories, 1% total fat, 13% sodium, 7% total Carbs, 27% dietary fiber, 8.5 grams of total sugars, 5.1 grams of protein, 30% calcium, 7% iron, and 17% potassium. The percentages are based on a 2000-calorie diet.
Yogurt Ranch Salad Dressing Nutrition Facts
Each serving of this yogurt ranch salad dressing contains 80 calories, 9% total fat, 5% saturated fat, 25% sodium, 1% total carbs, 1% dietary fiber, 2.25 grams of sugars, 1% calcium, 2% iron, and 1% potassium.
How Do You Make Boiled Vegetables Taste Good?
One of the best ways to make boiled vegetables taste good is by seasoning your water before adding your vegetables. Your other option is to serve your boiled vegetables with a low-calorie homemade salad dressing of your choice. You can also try making your own low-calorie mayonnaise at home for your salads as well.
Are Boiled Vegetables Healthy?
Yes, boiled vegetables such as carrots, asparagus, cabbage, peppers, mushroom, and spinach are very healthy because they are low in calories and high in nutrients. They also tend to increase in vitamins and antioxidants when boiled.
Steamed vegetables are also highly recommended because some vegetables lose their nutrients when boiled, however, not the recipe above.
Boiled Vegetable Benefits
Boiling your vegetables can have a positive impact on your health. Apart from the fact that they help you lose weight, boiled vegetables are great for reducing acids in the stomach. They help reduce kidney stones and make your skin look smooth and young.
Eating boiled vegetables daily can also help reduce inflammation of the stomach lining and make your hair grow faster. There are so many wonderful reasons to start adding boiled vegetables to your diet today!
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