One of the healthiest salads is the multigrain salad.
Our Greece, a blessed country, produces a wide variety of legumes that, let's not forget, have been a staple meal since antiquity until today, which is a staple meal for vegetarian and vegan groups due to their rich protein.
Main food for the Spartans who, disciplined and austere, needed energy and strength for the battles. Together with the legumes, they combined their meal with olives, cheese, Black broth (Pork broth with its blood and salt), figs and wine.
"Meat of the poor" is now a recognized nutritious food that you find at the base of our food pyramid and are among the macrobiotic foods.
They are delicious and in addition to soups and oven, they can be made into wonderful salads, appetizers and to accompany our dishes and make them stand out.
A great source of iron as well as fiber are the main diet in dietary groups. They contain carbohydrates vitamins A, C, B, calcium, phosphorus. They are also low in fat and salt, as well as low in glycemic index. Shield against various types of cancer due to its high content of antioxidants. They give strength and shine to the hair, as well as help in the anti-aging of the skin.
Our country has a great variety of legumes, wherever we travel, we will surely meet the products of mother earth that are distinguished for their taste.
Giants, elephants of Prespa, the wonderful lentil of Englouvi Lefkada, fava of Santorini, beans of Vegoritida, chickpeas of Halkidiki as well as of Larissa and Grevena, beans of Fasteros, fava of Feneos, lentils of Farsala, Kozani, Koukani, Iou geographical climate makes them stand out and become unique.
Let us not forget the famous dishes of every place such as the revithada of Sifnos, the traditional Cretan loaf of bread with chickpeas, the velvety and special fava of Englouvi, in the rose the well-known pitaroudia (chickpea meatballs with cumin), ascompiros only ) with broad beans etc.
To see here a salad that will surely win you over because in addition to its nutritional benefits it is a delicious, filling salad.
- 1 cup of oatmeal
- 1 cup coffee black-eyed beans
- 1 cup coffee lentils
- 1 cup coffee chickpeas
- 1 cup coffee small beans
- 1 chopped onion
- a little chopped spring onion
- A little chopped red pepper
- A little chopped green pepper
- lemon and orange zest and juice
- Salt Pepper
- olive oil
- We put our legumes separately from the previous day to soften them.
- The next day we rinse them and boil them separately (because each one has a different cooking time) except for the oatmeal which is not needed.
- When we boil them (be careful not to overcook them because they will melt) we put them all together in a bowl, we add the onions, the peppers, 3 tablespoons of orange juice, lemon, the zest and the olive oil, the oregano, salt, pepper.
To this salad we can add arugula, or pomegranate, or quinoa, or egg or mushrooms… and improvise with the wonderful base of legumes healthy delicious salads that can make us white-faced in a separate meal.