Inspired By Jessica Biel, Mindy Kaling Carries Homemade Salad On Flight; Shares Delish Recipe

by Sanjana Shenoy
Inspired By Jessica Biel, Mindy Kaling Carries Homemade Salad On Flight; Shares Delish Recipe

When travelling by flight, more often than not, we rely on airport food or meals served onboard. But how often do we care to calculate calories or wonder if the meals we eat during our journey are even healthy in the first place? Writer, actor and producer, Mindy Kaling, inspired by actor Jessica Biel decided to carry homemade salad to ensure healthy eating on her flight. Read on to get her delish salad recipe.

Mindy Kaling Prepares Homemade Salad To Eat Healthy On Flights


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Mindy Kaling took to Instagram to share an anecdote that inspired her to eat healthy while flying. The actor writes that she usually eats terribly when travelling and she wanted to change that. So, instead of eating randomly which she enjoys, she decided to change things a bit. Mindy Kaling wondered what if she prepared her meal and brought it with her.

So, The Office star remembered an incident that happened 14 years ago when she sat next to actor Jessica Biel. An hour into the flight, Jessica pulled out a container filled with the most “delicious-looking homemade salad” from her tote bag. Mindy thought it definitely looked like a better option than whatever she was eating. While Mindy always wanted to ask Jessica for the homemade salad recipe, she never did. Jessica Biel commented on her post, wishing she could remember her salad recipe.

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Meanwhile, for the first time, Mindy Kaling prepared her own delicious salad and carried it with her for her flight journey. In two pictures shared, you can spot the actor smiling widely, holding a big container filled with salad. The second picture is a sneak peek into the healthy goodness, filled with greens, cherry tomatoes and goat cheese.

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Here’s Her Delish Salad Recipe

If you’re salivating already, then hold on! Here’s a recipe of Mindy Kaling’s delish homemade salad which you should carry with you on your next flight.


  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Butter lettuce
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Asparagus
  • Canned wild salmon
  • Cannellini Beans
  • Goat Cheese
  • Olive Oil
  • Momofuku Seasoning Salt
  • Honey
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. First, cut the cherry tomatoes into halves. And season the cherry tomatoes with salt and pepper.
  2. Next, chop the greens. (Mindy used whatever greens were available in her fridge)
  3. Take a bunch of asparagus, chop and blanch it for 2 minutes.
  4. Next, take half a can of cannellini beans, rinse and strain them.
  5. Place the canned wild salmon pieces in water. Drain and flake them. (Mindy swears they don’t stink like tuna)
  6. Add the cherry tomatoes, greens, asparagus, cannellini beans and salmon into a bowl.
  7. Sprinkle goat cheese on the veggies.
  8. Then, in a separate bowl, prepare a quick and easy dressing with olive oil, Momofuku seasoning, honey, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper.
  9. Pour the dressing into your salad bowl and give it a good mix.
  10. Your homemade salad recipe is ready! Pack it in a tight container and carry it with you on your next flight.

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Meanwhile, Mindy Kaling wants to know if you have a delish plane homemade salad recipe or a sandwich recipe that doesn’t get soggy.

Cover Image Courtesy: mindykaling/ Instagram 

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