Salads are rich in colour and nutrients and make the main part of diet of any health conscious person. They are also great for anyone looking for a quick snack. Here are a few quick and delicious salad recipes that take only 5-10 minutes to make:

1. Cold Cucumber Salad
Cucumbers are low in calories and high in nutrients. They are rich sources of vitamin A and C. Here are the things you need to make a delicious cucumber salad:
• Cucumber 1, medium sized
• Red onion 1, small sized
• Ripe tomato OR 1, small sized
Cherry tomatoes 3-4
• Red bell pepper 1, small sized
• Lemon juice 1 teaspoon
• Olive oil ½ teaspoon
• Sal & black pepper to taste
Remove seeds and dice the cucumbers. Leave the peels on to make your salad visually appealing. Peel the onions and slice them. Slice all the other vegetables. Mix in a bowl. For dressing, take lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix these well and then add the dressing to the salad just before serving.

2. Indian Chickpea Salad
This salad is known in India by the name of “Channa Chat” and is a famous snack. You can boil the chickpeas at once and freeze them for future use. Here is how to make this spicy salad:
• Boiled chickpeas 1 cup
• Tomatoes 1
• Onions 1
• Green chilies 1
• Tamarind pulp 1 tablespoon
• Red chili powder 1/4 teaspoon
• Fresh coriander few leaves
• Salt

All the ingredients should be cold. Dissolve the tamarind pulp in three tablespoons of water to make and pass this paste through a sieve to remove the insoluble material. Dice the onions and tomatoes. Finely chop the green chilies. Now, in a bowl, mix the chickpeas, onions, tomatoes, and green chilies. Add salt and red chilies to taste. Now add the tamarind paste. Serve in a dish and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

3. Tropical Fruit Salad
This is a very colorful and quick, fruit salad. This recipe makes three servings. Here is how to do this:
• Black or green grapes ½ cup
• Oranges 2
• Strawberries ½ cup
• Kiwi fruit 2
• Apple 1
• Lemon juice 1 tablespoon
• Honey 1 teaspoon
Wash all the fruits. Dice the apples and the oranges. Slice the kiwi fruit and the strawberries. Add all the fruits into a bowl. For the dressing, mix lemon juice with honey and add the dressing to the salad. Mix well and serve.

4. Chicken Pineapple Salad
Chicken Pineapple Salad is great as a side dish for any meal. To make this salad, you need:
• Boiled chicken ½ cup
• Pineapple, cut in cubes ½ cup
• Sliced almonds 1 tablespoon
• Mayonnaise 1 tablespoon
• Fresh cream 1 tablespoon
• Chopped celery 1/2 cup
• Honey 1 teaspoon
• Salt and black pepper to taste

All the ingredients should be cold. Cut chicken, celery, and pineapples and place into a bowl. Then add mayonnaise, fresh cream, almonds, honey, salt, and black pepper, and mix all the ingredients together. Garnish with more chopped almonds and a pineapple ring and serve.
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