5 Must-try healthy fruit salads by Tarla Dalal that will make a difference to your diet

Salads make a great addition to your meals, especially since they consist of few ingredients that make for a nutrient-rich meal. With these ingredients alone, salads include a perfect mix of calcium, iron, potassium and B vitamins. With the right salad choice added to your meal, you can lower your cholesterol, lose weight and even protect your body from damages caused by free radicals.
To get you started, here are some amazing mouth-watering salad recipes by Tarla Dalal that are a must-try:
 

1. Apple, chickoo salad with muskmelon dressing

This may be an unusual combination of fruits, but it makes for a contrasting but fabulous blend of flavours and textures. The apple and chickoo complement each other, while the muskmelon dressing offers a soothing flavour, especially when enriched with roasted cumin seeds and coriander. Have this salad meal to prevent hunger or acidity. 

 Apple, chickoo salad with muskmelon dressing
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Tarla Dalal.com
2. Penne, basil and apple salad

Penne, basil and apple together make for a wholesome and sumptuous salad, especially since it is very filling as a meal. You can also add capsicum to give it additional texture. For the dressing, you can opt for a herb and lemon dressing, which adds the perfect balance between a sweet and sour taste. This salad meal is best served fresh for the flavours to come out.

Penne, basil and apple salad
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Tarla Dalal.com
3. Creamy beetroot and pineapple salad

This combination offers sweetness, tanginess and a mushy blend, in a single bite. Season with pepper and salad cream and serve cold for a refreshing crunch.

Creamy beetroot and pineapple salad
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Tarla Dalal.com
4. Baby spinach and apple salad in curd lemon dressing

If you are looking for an iron-rich diet filled with antioxidants, protein and vitamin C, then this salad meal is just right for you. Toss in a few apple pieces for a bite of crunch, with a bit of lemon curd dressing to be transformed into an exotic delicacy. Add a few sunflower seeds as a healthy addition. 

Baby spinach and apple salad in curd lemon dressing
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Tarla Dalal
5. Coconut and peanut salad

This offers a perfect blend of sweet and sour and crunchy, all in a single bite. You can even refrigerate it in an airtight container anytime you need a quick snack, bite between meals or to quench your hunger pangs. 

Coconut and peanut salad