Salads are powerhouse of all the essential nutrients and are very good for health. Check out easy recipes from a variety of salads.
[right][/right]When you get home after a long day, after the summer sun has sapped all your energy, the last thing you want to do is cook or eat a full-blown, hot, Indian meal. But meals don't have to be that elaborate, and nor do they have to be hot. Here are some summer recipes for delicious cold salads that are easy to make, nutritious, filling, and lets not forget - Cooling.

Grilled chicken salad with seasonal fruit - Grill 1 pound chicken assets, 8 mins on each side, or until juices run clear. Remove from heat, cool, and slice. Roast ½ cup pecans until fragrant, stirring frequently, 8 mins.In a blender, combine 1/3 cup red wine vinegar, ½ cup sugar, 1 cup olive oil, ½ minced onion, 1 tsp mustard, I tsp salt, and ¼ tsp pepper. Process until smooth.Top with grilled chicken slices, I cup sliced mangoes, and pecans. Drizzle with the dressing to serve.

Greek feta salad - Chill 1 small Romaine lettuce, torn into bite size pieces; 3 Tomatoes, cut up; 1Onion thinly sliced;1Green pepper, seeded and chopped; 1Cucumber, peeled & sliced; 1 cup Green or blackolives ; 1/2 lb Feta cheese sliced or cut into chunks. Combine dressing ingredients - 1/4 cup Greek extra virgin Olive oil; 2 tbsp Red wine Vinegar; 1 pinch Oregano; salt and pepper to taste. When ready to serve, toss all vegetables and olives. Top with cheese and serve with dressing

Fruity green salad with pomegranate dressing - Toss together 6 ounces mixed baby salad greens, 1-cup seasonal fruit of your choice, ½ cup dried figs or dried cranberries, ¼ cup slivered almonds in large bowl. Whisk together:¼ cup Real pomegranate juice drink, 1tsp lemon juice and ½ tsp sugar in small bowl. Add ¼ cup mayonnaise and 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil. Whisk until smooth and creamy. Drizzle over salad.