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.

Cashew Chicken Salad
Chicken, Mango, Salad

Cashew Chicken Salad

Ingredients: Chicken – 1 1/2 cups, skinless, boneless, cooked, chopped Cashewnuts – 1/4 cup, toasted Spring Onions – 1 to 2 tblsp, chopped, green parts Coriander Leaves – 2 tblsp Mango – 100 gms, peeled, pitted, sliced Cherry Tomatoes – 2, quartered (optional) Carrots – 1/2 cup, shredded Cabbage – […]

Tandoori Chicken Salad
Chicken, Salad

Tandoori Chicken Salad

Ingredients: Chicken Thighs – 4, boneless Tandoori Paste – 2 tblsp Buttermilk – 2 tblsp Naan – 4 (optional) Mint Leaves – few Onions – 2, sliced Pomegranate Seeds – 2 tblsp Baby Spinach Leaves – handful Mango – 200 gms, cubed Lime Wedge Wooden Skewers – soaked in water […]

Lychee
Corn, Cucumber, Salad

Corn, Lychee and Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: Lychees – 6, chopped Sweet Corn Kernels – 1/4 cup, boiled Cucumber – 1 cup, chopped Sugar – 1 tsp Honey – 1 tsp Juice of 1 Lemon Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp Salt – a pinch Method: 1. Combine the sweet corn, cucumber and lychees in a bowl. […]

Mango and Black Bean Salad
Mango, Salad

Mango and Black Bean Salad

Ingredients: Sweetcorn Kernels – 1/2 cups, boiled and drained Black Beans – 500 gms, soaked, drained, rinsed Lime Juice – 1/4 cup Spring Onions – 4, chopped Red Chillies – 2, deseeded, chopped Mangoes – 250 gms, chopped Coriander Leaves – handful, chopped Salt as per taste Black Pepper Powder […]

Mediterranean Potato Salad
Mediterranean, Potato, Salad

Mediterranean Potato Salad

Ingredients: Baby Potatoes – 500 gms, halved Sundried Tomatoes – 3, finely sliced Parmesan Cheese – 2 tblsp, grated Olive Oil – 2 tsp Basil Leaves – handful, finely chopped Salt as per taste Black Pepper Powder as per taste Method: 1. Heat a pan of slightly salted water. 2. […]

Shrimp, Mango and Avocado Salad
Mango, Salad, Shrimp

Shrimp, Mango and Avocado Salad

Ingredients: Shrimps – 200 to 250 gms, cooked Mango – 1, peeled, diced Avocado – 1, peeled, diced Olive Oil – 2 tsp Spring Onions – 1 tblsp, sliced Mint Leaves – handful, chopped Coriander Leaves – handful, chopped Cucumber – 2 to 3 tblsp, diced (optional) Lime Juice – […]

Mango and Cashewnut Salad
Mango, Salad

Mango and Cashewnut Salad

Ingredients: Mango – 1, peeled, diced Onions – 1/4 cup, finely sliced Capsicum – 2 tblsp, finely sliced Cashewnuts – 2 to 3 tblsp (adjust as required) Coriander Leaves – handful, chopped Lime Juice – 2 tsp Red Chilli Flakes as per taste Method: 1. Combine the mangoes, onions, capsicums […]

Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad
Middle Eastern, Salad

Middle Eastern Chickpea Salad

Ingredients: Cucumber – 2, diced Tomatoes – 6 to 8, deseeded, chopped Spring Onions – a small bunch, finely chopped Carrot – 2, peeled, grated Chickpeas – 750 gms, soaked, drained Baby Spinach Leaves – handful Mint Leaves – handful, chopped Coriander Leaves – handful, chopped Black Pepper Powder as […]

Shrimp and Pasta Salad
Pasta, Salad, Shrimp

Shrimp and Pasta Salad

Ingredients: Pasta – 1 to 1 1/2 cups, cooked as per packet instructions, drained Shrimps – 175 gms, peeled, deveined, cooked Spring Onions – 3, finely sliced Red Capsicum – 1/2 cup, chopped Red Onions – 1/2 cup, chopped Avocado – 1/2, peeled, pitted, chopped Oil – 2 tsp For […]