It is widely believed that salads make for nutritious meals that can help one maintain good health and fitness levels. However, given the high content of raw vegetables they contain – and vegetables are hardly anyone’s favorite ingredients – people associate salads with unexciting, unappetizing food.

But in actuality, salads can be very innovative and tasty, if one hits upon a great recipe that balances flavor with nourishment. The best part about such salads is that they do not take too much time or effort to make and promise a fresh, light meal. So, here are 10 salad recipes that one can try when they want to eat a lovely salad dish.

1. Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

This is for those who are looking for a mouth-watering concoction of health-foods, and the best part is, it caters to one’s sweet-tooth as well! The fruits required include 1 can of preserved pineapples or 20 ounces fresh variety, 1 kiwi that is peeled, halved and sliced, 1 orange that is peeled, deseeded and segmented and 1 cup seedless grapes. In a big bowl, put in ¼ teaspoon of grated lime rind, 1 teaspoon of poppy seeds, 2 tablespoon lime juice and 1 tablespoon honey. Mix them evenly, toss in the fruits and mix again. A delightful sweet-tangy salad for the fruit-lovers!