Salad

Fresh and crisp, made with a variety of vegetables, salads can be served with any course. Most vegetables are chopped raw and seasoned lightly or mixed with curd. Others are boiled or sauteed lighty. Highly nutritious, they lend variety and zest to the meal. Salads are good appetizers. Every party or dinner menu has atleast one salad dish. They are good to eat and has great eye-appeal. Any salad tastes better and crisp if the vegetables have been soaked in chilled water for a while. Adding sprouts to salads makes them look more colourful and loads of nutrition. Salad dressings add aditional flavour to the salads.

Whether you fancy a light snack on a lazy summer’s day or a hearty lunch on a winter’s afternoon these easy salad recipes will demonstrate the versatility of the simple salad.

Peanut Chicken Salad
Chicken, Salad

Peanut Chicken Salad

A simple appetizer / starter salad with chicken and toasted peanuts. Ingredients: Peanuts – 2 to 3 tblsp, toasted Chicken – 1/2 cup, cooked, boneless, skinless, shredded Cabbage – 2 tblsp, shredded Eggs – 2 Cucumber – 1/2, cut into 1/2 inch sticks Capsicum – 1/2, finely sliced Cherry Tomatoes […]

Tangy Shrimp Salad
Salad, Shrimp

Tangy Shrimp Salad

Serve as a part of a main dish or as a starter. Ingredients: Shrimps – 100 gms, peeled, deveined, cooked Carrot – 1/3 cup, sliced Cucumber – 1, small, finely sliced Tomato – 2 tsp, seeds removed, sliced (optional) Capsicum – 1 tsp, sliced, seeds removed (optional) Spring Onions – […]

Chickpeas Salad
Salad

Punjabi Chickpeas Salad

A simple, nutritious and healthy salad with Chickpeas. Ingredients: Chickpeas – 200 gms, boiled, drained, rinsed Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tblsp Onion – 1/4 cup, finely chopped Coriander Leaves – handful, chopped Tomatoes – 1/4 cup, finely chopped, seeds removed Chaat Masala Powder – 1 tsp (adjust as per taste) […]

Lemon and Cucumber Salad
Mediterranean, Salad

Lemon and Cucumber Salad

A classic Moroccan/Mediterranean dish that is simple and quick to make. Ingredients: Cucumbers – 3, peeled, deseeded, finely sliced or chopped Lemons – 2, peeled, pith removed and sectioned Salt – 1 tsp Red Onion – 1, finely chopped or sliced Extra-Virgin Olive Oil – 1/4 cup + 2 tblsp […]

Brinjal Salad
Brinjal, Salad

Brinjal Salad

A simple and delicious salad. Ingredients: Brinjals – 4, cut into thin slices Olive Oil – 1 1/2 cups For the dressing: Virgin Olive Oil – 200 ml Lemon Juice – 1/4 cup Zest of 1 Lemons Garlic – 2 cloves, peeled, crushed Parsley – 6 to 7 tblsp, finely […]

Kosambari
Cucumber, Salad

Udupi Kosambari

Udupi style Kosambari. Serve as a salad or as part of a meal. Ingredients: Cucumber – 1 Moong Dal – 3/4 cup Coconut – 3 tblsp Mor Milagai (Sun dried Chillies) – 2 Oil – 1 tsp Salt as per taste Coriander Leaves – little, finely chopped (optional) Method: 1. […]

Thai Chicken Salad
Chicken, Salad, Thai

Thai Chicken Salad

Simple, healthy and delicious. Ingredients: Chicken Breast – 1, cooked, shredded Mango – 1, medium, peeled, finely sliced Mint Leaves – handful, chopped Onion – 1, sliced Spring Onions – 2 to 3, sliced Cashew Nuts – 2 tblsp, chopped Lettuce – handful, shredded Pepper Powder as per taste For […]

Grilled Corn Salad
Corn, Salad

Grilled Corn Salad

A great salad perfect for parties, picnics or evening snacks. Makes for a great sunday brunch dish as well. Ingredients: Sweet Corn Ears – 5, husks removed Olive Oil – 2 tblsp Salt – 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder – 1/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder – 1/4 tsp Tomato – […]

Chilled Shrimp Pasta Salad
Pasta, Salad, Shrimp

Chilled Shrimp and Pasta Salad

Enjoy the hot summer days with this cool, creamy and delicious salad. Ingredients: Shell Pasta (or any other variation) – 1 to 2 cups, cooked as per packet instructions Shrimps – 200 to 225 gms, peeled, deveined, cooked Cucumber – 1, small, seeded, chopped Mayonnaise – 3 tblsp Sour Cream […]

Mango Onion Salad
Mango, Onion, Salad

Mango Onion Salad

A simple and easy to make salad with mangoes and red onions. Ingredients: Mango – 1 cup, finely chopped (not too ripe and not too raw) Onion – 1, finely chopped Pepper Powder – 1 tsp Curry Leaves – few, chopped Coriander Leaves – few, chopped Lemon Juice – 1 […]