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Salad For Dinner: 4 Quick Meal-Size Salads

Canadian ingredients inspire our take on the healthiest meal-sized salads.

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The Best Meal Sized-Salads – Salad for dinner!

Lentil-Spinach Salad With Feta and Grapes

The perfect base in a salad for dinner? Lentils. Canada produces most of the world’s lentils. They are so versatile and take well to all kinds of flavours – especially vinegar – which makes them a perfect addition to any salad.

Cooked and lightly smoked, hot-smoked fish is a delicious way to eat Ontario-raised trout. It flakes beautifully and works well in this classic French dish.

If you can’t find trout, use any hot-smoked fish.  Tiny salad shrimp from the Gulf of St. Lawrence are wonderful in salads. They are widely available and, since they come cooked, are very convenient. If you’re on the West Coast, use cooked BC spot prawns instead.

Get the salad for dinner recipe here

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Salade Niçoise With Hot-Smoked Trout

Cooked and lightly smoked, hot-smoked fish is a delicious way to eat Ontario-raised trout. It flakes beautifully and works well in this classic French dish. If you can’t find trout, use any hot-smoked fish. 

Get the salad for dinner recipe here

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Avocado Salad With Lemon-Herb Shrimp

Tiny salad shrimp from the Gulf of St. Lawrence are wonderful in salads. They are widely available and, since they come cooked, are very convenient. If you’re on the West Coast, use cooked BC spot prawns instead.

Get the salad for dinner recipe here

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Indonesian Rainbow Salad With Chicken And Peanut Dressing

Sprouts are getting easier to find in supermarkets, and they are also fun to grow at home. This peanut dressing is so flavourful that it works with both spicy sprouts (such as radishes) and sweet, mild ones (such as clover). For the most delicious salad, use a combination of sprouts and pea shoots.

Get the salad for dinner recipe here.  

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Originally Published in Best Health Canada