A simple principle: Vegetables that are too sticky to hand or contain a high amount of starch should not be eaten in form of salad. Secondly, vegetables that are known to cause a burning sensation like mustard leaves should also not be eaten as salad at night.
Here is a table for recommended vegetables that you can eat in form of salad. I have also provided a few examples of restricted vegetables.
|Cruciferous||Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Horseradish, Kohlrabi||–|
|Fruiting||Tomatoes (all types), Bell Pepper or Capsicums (green, red, yellow)||Chilies, Eggplant, Tamarillo|
|Leafy Green & Petiole||Arugula, Celery leaves, Chicory green, Collard greens, Curry Leaves, Dandelion, Dill Leaves, Drumstick, Endive, Fenugreek Leaves, Kale (black, green, or red), Lettuce (all types), Mustard leaves, Parsley, Radish Greens, Turnip greens, Watercress||Amaranth, Beet green, Chard (Silver beet), Colocasia, Sorrel, Spinach, Swiss chard|
|Marrow Vegetables||Cucumbers (all types), Snake Cucumber||Pumpkins (all types), Squash (all types), Zucchini|
|Root Vegetables||Beetroots, Carrots, Fennel bulb, Radish, Turnip||Celeriac, Chicory Root, Parsnip, Potatoes (all types), Sweet Potatoes, Yam|
|Stem Vegetables||Asparagus, Celery stem||Bamboo shoots, Rhubarb stalk|
|Allium||–||All – Onion, Garlic, Shallot, etc.|
|Fresh Herbs||Coriander, Mint (all types), Basil (all types), Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Thyme, etc.||–|
|Fruits||Group 1 and 2||Group 3 and 4|
Note: If you are unable to find seasonal vegetables from a specific vegetable category, you can increase the amount of total vegetable intake from other vegetable categories.
Can I include fruits in the Salad?
Yes, you can also include group 1 and 2 fruits in a salad. Check Fruit Guide for knowing more about Fruit Groups.
Can I squeeze lemon on the salad?
Yes, lemon juice is also good for salad. But you should not add it to cucumbers and tomatoes.
Can I use salt, oil, or spices?
No, you should not add salt and oil to the salad. You should also not sprinkle any spices on salad unless recommended to do so.