Category Archives: Salads

Sweet n Sour Veg Salad

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Preparation time : 15 mins

Serves : 4

INGREDIENTS:

  • Cabbage: vertically chopped 1 cup
  • Carrot : grated into thick slices 1 cup
  • Capsicum : 1 chopped
  • Onion : 1 chopped
  • Cucumber : 1 big cubed
  • Dried Thyme : 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper powder: 1 tsp
  • Apple cider vinegar : 2 tsp
  • Honey : 2 tsp
  • Olive oil : 1 tsp
  • Salt : for taste
  • Mayonaise : for topping

PREPARATION :

  •  Mix together all the above ingredients except mayo and toss well.
  • Add mayo as topping on top while serving.
  • Tip : You may add veggies of your choice.

Mayo green salad

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This salad consists mainly of green veggies. A very healthy diet recepie. You can add Mayonaise of your choice.Here I have used Olive Mayonaise.

Ingredients:

  • Cucumber: 1 cubed
  • Lettuce: 1/2 cup chopped
  • Cabbage: red n green 1/2 cup chopped
  • Carrot :1 chopped
  • Bell peppers : chopped
  • Black pepper powder: 2 tsp
  • Lime juice : 1/2 lemon
  • Dried herbs: 2 tsp
  • Olive oil : 2 tsp
  • Mayonaise: 1 tbsp

PREPARATION:

  • In a bowl mix all veggies together.
  • Add mayonaise and olive oil, mix well.
  • Add herbs and black pepper powder and lime juice and mix.
  • Garnish it with lettuce .

Sauteed veggies

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This is a very healthy recepie .It can be served as a side dish or as a single meal too.Best detox recepie for diet followers.

Ingredients:

  • Brocolli: 1/4cup
  • Button Mushrooms: 3 to 4 chopped
  • Bellpeppers (green,yellow,red): 1/2each chopped
  • Red cabbage:1/2 cup finely chopped
  • Black pepper :1 tsp
  • Oregano: 1tsp
  • Salt:for taste
  • Olive oil

Preparation:

  • In a bowl take little warm water,soak brocoli for a minute ,take it out and keep it in cold water for another 2 minutes.this retains the color of brocolli.
  • In a wok add little olive oil, Add chopped mushrooms and saute for a minute.
  • To this add each veggies partly sauting in between.
  • Add black pepper ,oregano and salt.
  • Saute for a minute.
  • Serve it as single meal or side dish.

Italian vegetable salad

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Ingredients:

  • Cucumber: 1 peeled and finely chopped
  • Zucchini:1 chopped into small pieces
  • Carrots:1 chopped
  • Beetroot:1 chopped
  • Onion:1 chopped
  • Celery leaves:few
  • Spring onion leaves:few
  • Cabbage:chopped 1/2cup
  • Sprouted pulses:1/2 cup
  • Brocolli:1/2cup
  • Button mushrooms:chopped 1/2cup
  • Butter:2tsp
  • Flax seeds:2tsp
  • Lemon juice:1tbsp
  • Pepper powder:1tsp
  • Dried oregano:1 tsp
  • Dried thyme:1tsp
  • Salt:for taste

PREPARATION:

  • In a bowl take warm water and add brocoli and sprouted pulses to it .. let it remain in water for 2 mins…Drain and keep aside.
  • Heat a pan and add butter..add brocoli and mushrooms and saute for 5 to 6 mins.
  • In a large bowl mix all the chopped veggies and herbs.Veggies should be chopped uniformly so that it looks presentable.
  • Add lime juice and mix.

Pasta Vegetable Salad

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Preparation time:15 mins

Cooking time:10 mins

Serves :3

Ingredients:

Boilled pasta-1 cup

Blanched brocolli-1 cup

Blanched carrots-1/2 cup

dried oregano-1l2 tsp

dried thyme-1/2 tsp

black pepper powder-1 tsp

tomatoes- 1 cup finely chopped

green chillies-finely chopped

coriander leaves- finely chopped

salt-for taste

pasta masala-1 tsp

butter-1 tbsp

 

How to prepare:

  • In a wok add little butter and saute the boiled pasta for 2 – 3 mins.
  • Add little pepper powder ,salt and pasta masala. Mix well.
  • To prepare salsa, in a bowl add finely chopped tomatoes,finely chopped green chillies,finely chopped coriander leaves ,black pepper powder,oregano,thyme and salt.Smash it with the back side of spoon laddle.
  • To retain the color of salad we use blanched vegetables.(Put the cur veggies in a bowl of hot water for 2 to 3 mins and immediately put it into a bowl of ice water.this retains the color of veggies)
  • Add brocolli,carrots and pasta to the salsa and mix well.

BOONDI RAITA

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INGREDIENTS:

  • Curd-1 cup
  • Sugar-1/2 tsp
  • Salt-for taste
  • Cumin powder-1/2 tsp
  • Chilli powder-1/2 tsp
  • Boondi – 1/2 cup 

Method:

  • Beat curd with little water until there is no lumps.
  • Add sugar,salt,cumin powder,chilli powder and mix well.
  • Add boondi n mix before serving.
  • You can even serve it after refrigerating for sometime.

Custard Fruit Salad

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Ingredients:

  • fruits of your choice- I used aplles,pear,papaya,poemogranate.
  • milk-1/2 cup
  • custard powder-2 tbsp (any flavour, I used raspberry)
  • vanilla icecream-2 scoops
  • cherries
  • honey-2 tsp

Method:

  • cut all fruits into small pieces .
  • Add all fruits into a bowl,add honey, vannila icecream, cherries and mix well.
  • heat milk and add custard powder and stir continuously until theres no lumps.
  • let it cool and add it to the fruits.
  • refrigerate and serve.

~Poornima Nair

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