Which Dried Fruits, Nuts And Seeds Should I Put In My Salad?
There are lots of types of dried fruits, nuts and seeds out there that make great additions to many sweet and savoury dishes, and all of them bring great flavour, texture and colour as well as many nutritional benefits. In this article, we explore some delicious salad options that include dried fruits, nuts and seeds and explore how easy adding them all into your diet can be!
Fruit, Nut, And Seed Salads Recipes
Below are our top suggestions on types of salads to try that include dried fruits, nuts and seeds!
- Waldorf Salad Recipe: The most famous salad to contain nuts is arguable a Waldorf salad. A mix of celery, apple, walnuts and more is definitely worth trying, as it’s delicious, nutrient-dense and easy to make!
- Halloumi, Walnut & Apricot Salad: This salad is perfect for the summer months, to put out as part of your BBQ spread, or to pack up in a Tupperware for a picnic. It’s a simple, tasty and fresh family favourite, featuring our Californian walnuts.
- Beetroot, Avocado & Walnut Salad: The quickest and easiest recipe for summer, this salad takes five minutes to make and serves six people. We definitely recommend giving this one a try!
- Indian Salad: A great hot salad to try, featuring our Protein By Nature Indian Dhal as well as peanuts and cashews.
- Mexican Carrot & Apricot Salad: If you are a looking for a super salad, this one is a go-to of ours! It features Protein By Nature Spicy Mexican Grains, golden apricots, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.
How To Make A Salad Topper
You may have seen, and even purchased salad toppers from your local supermarket before, and they are a great addition to any salad for a number of reasons. Namely, they add a crunchy texture, protein, fibre, and healthy fats! You can use a number of different seeds, as they each have a different nutrient profile, providing a mix of proteins, heart-healthy fats, fibre, vitamins, and minerals. Therefore, having a salad topper is an easy and healthy addition to your diet.
This Crunchy super seed salad topper recipe is worth taking a look at, and this BBC Food article, The Nutrition Powerhouses We Should Eat More Of, is a worthwhile read if you’d like to know more about the benefits of eating more seeds.
Adding Dried Fruits, Nuts And Seeds To Your Diet
Whether you choose to eat them on a salad, as a snack, or as part of a main meal, dried fruits, nuts and seeds provide so many types of nutrient, that can be very beneficial for your health! Take a look at our online shop to order your fix of dried fruits and nuts, and check out in-store locations too!