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.
|Root||Carrots, Radish, Turnip, Beetroots, Fennel, Celeriac||Potatoes, Yam|
|Leafy Green||Kale, Lettuce, Chard (Silver beet), Spinach, Coriander leaves, Fenugreek leaves||Mustard Leave|
|Cruciferous||Cabbage, Cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, Broccoli||–|
|Marrow||Cucumber, Snake Cucumber||Zucchini, Pumpkin, Summer Squash|
|Edible plant stem & Tomatoes||Celery, Asparagus, Tomatoes||–|
|Allium Vegetables||–||Onion, Garlic, Shallot|
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 some fruits in a salad. Here are recommended and restricted fruit examples for salad.
|Recommended Fruits||Restricted Fruits|
|Tomatoes, Berries, Apples, Pears, Nashi, Apricots, Peaches, Plums, Cherries, Nectarines, Papaya, Pineapple, Coconut, Avocado||Oranges, Banana, Mangoes, Melons|
Can I squeeze lemon on the salad?
Yes, lemon juice is also good for salad.
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.