Ok ok we get it. Salads are not always exciting. In fact, a frequent dieter will often grow to dread their daily salad.

That's ok. Hitting a roadblock with your diet is normal, but variety is the key to pushing through it. Translated into English from Hindi, these recipes offer exotic variety to your usual green leafy meal. Dive in.

1. Pearl Barley Salad with Pomegranate and Avacado

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It might sound like a weird combination, but from looking at the reviews - it's extremely tasty.

Ingredients:

  • 200 g barley
  • 200 gms of pomegranate
  • (Cut in a centimeter chunk piece) 250 gm avocado
  • 30 grams mint, cut into pieces
  • 20 ml (ml) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 10 grams of lemon juice
  • 5 grams of salt
  • (Cut in a centimeter chunk piece) 20 grams tomatoes
  • 25 grams onions, roasted

Directions:

  1. Keep barley soaked in lukewarm water for one hour. Then boil them in salt water for seven to eight minutes.

  2. Remove the water and cool it. When it cools down at room temperature, mix chopped avocado and tomato in it.

  3. Pour pomegranate, chopped onion, mint, extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice.

  4. Mix well and put salt in it and serve cold.

2. Malabar Cucumber Relish Salad

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Malabar cucumber
  • 1/2 cup peanut
  • 1 table spoon oil
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 table spoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp green chili paste
  • Salt
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tsp green chili paste
  • 2-3 black pepper
  • A pinch of cumin
  • 1/2 tea spoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp lemon peel
  • 2 green chillies
  • A bunch coriander leaves

Directions:

  1. Mix sugar and vinegar in an pan with equal amounts.

  2. After this add lemon juice and lemon peel to it.

  3. Cook it until it becomes a light syrup.

  4. Then cut into thin slices of cucumber into a thin grind.5. After cooking for a while, keep it in the bowl to cool down.

To make peanut paste:

  1. First, add green chilies, coriander leaves, salt and peanuts to Blender and grind them thoroughly.

  2. Serve the prepared cucumbers and coriander leaves prepared on top of the syrup, and serve them.

3. Mixed Vegetable Salad

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Ingredients:

  • 2 medium tomato
  • 2 cup cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1 (thin long cut) capsicum
  • 2 (thin long cut) carrots
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tspoon salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2 tsp yogurt

Directions:

  1. First, cut the tomatoes long by diluting it in eight parts.

  2. Then add black pepper, salt, honey, curd and vinegar into it and grind it into blender.

  3. After this, cut carrot, cabbage and capsicum and leave it for cooling in the fridge.

  4. Before serving, mix all the vegetables and made paste together and present them to the guests.

There you have it! 3 delicious and exotic salad recipes you might not have tried before. If this doesn't spice up your salad-driven lifestyle, I don't know what will!