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.

Chicken and Strawberry Salad
Chicken, Salad, Strawberry

Chicken and Strawberry Salad

Ingredients: Chicken Breasts – 1 cup, cooked, chopped Strawberries – 1 to 1 1/2 cups, hulled, sliced + extra for garnish Mayonnaise – 1/2 cup Onions – 1/2 cup, chopped White Wine Vinegar – 1 tblsp Mango Chutney – 1 tblsp Spring Onions – 3, sliced Walnuts (or Almonds) – […]

Sprouted Green Gram / Mulai Payaru
Salad

Mulai Kattiya Payaru Salad (Sprouted Green Gram Salad)

Healthy and simple to make sprouted green gram salad recipe. Ingredients: Mulai Kattiya Pachai Payaru (Sprouted Green Gram) – 1/2 cup Mulai Kattiya Black Kondakadalai (Chickpeas) – 1/2 cup Mulai Kattiya Karamani – 1/2 cup Onions – 2, finely chopped Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp Ginger – 2 tsp, […]

Moong Dal Kosumalli
Dal, Fruits and Vegetables, Salad

Moong Dal Kosumalli

Ingredients: Moong Dal – 1 cup Cucumber – 1/4 cup, grated Carrot – 1/4 cup, grated Coconut – 1/4 cup, grated Cabbage – 1/4 cup, grated Beetroot – 1/4 cup, grated Lemon Juice – 2 tsp Coriander Leaves – 1 tblsp, chopped Green Chilli – 1, finely chopped Salt as […]

Creamy Cucumber and Capsicum Salad
Capsicum, Cucumber, Salad

Creamy Cucumber and Capsicum Salad

Ingredients: Capsicums – 2, deseeded, finely chopped Cucumbers – 2, peeled, chopped Onions – 2, minced Garlic Paste – 1 to 2 tsp Mint Leaves – 2 tsp, crushed Ginger Powder – 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder – 1 tsp Plain Yogurt (or) Cream – 4 cups Extra-Virgin Olive Oil […]

Shredded Chicken Salad
Chicken, Salad

Shredded Chicken Salad

Ingredients: Chicken Breasts – 2, cooked, shredded Cabbage – 300 gms, finely sliced Tomato – 1, finely chopped (optional) Carrot – 200 gms, finely sliced Mint Leaves – 1 cup, finely sliced Lemongrass – 3 to 4 stalks, finely minced Peanuts – 1/4 cup, chopped, roasted Coriander Leaves – handful, […]

Pickled Onion and Cucumber Salad
Cucumber, Onion, Salad

Pickled Onion and Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: Onions – 2, finely sliced into rings Cucumber – 2, medium or 1 large, halved, deseeded, diced Vinegar – 100 ml Sugar – 50 gms Method: 1. Heat a cup of water in a pan. 2. Add sugar and vinegar. 3. Bring to a boil. 4. Transfer the onions […]

Turkey, Mango and Noodle Salad
Christmas, Mango, Salad

Turkey, Mango and Noodle Salad

Ingredients: Rice Noodles – 175 gms, cooked Onion – 1, finely sliced Mango – 1/4, peeled, sliced Turkey – 150 gms, cooked, shredded (leftover turkey is also fine) Coriander Leaves – handful, chopped Sweet Chilli Sauce – 1 tblsp Juice and Zest of 1/2 Lime Sesame Oil – 1/2 tblsp […]

Prawn and Noodle Salad
Prawn, Salad

Prawn and Noodle Salad

Ingredients: Prawns – 300 gms, boiled Rice Noodles – 200 gms, cooked as per packet instructions Carrot – 2, large, julienned Spring Onions – 3 to 4, finely sliced Coriander Leaves – handful, chopped Mint Leaves – handful, chopped For the dressing: Soy Sauce – 3 1/2 tblsp Fish Sauce […]

Chicken, Broccoli and Noodle Salad
Broccoli, Chicken, Christmas, Salad

Chicken, Broccoli and Noodle Salad

Ingredients: Chicken Breasts – 2, large, boiled, shredded Broccoli – 300 gms, cut into florets Plain Noodles – 100 gms, cooked as per packet instructions Soy Sauce – 2 tlsp Green Beans – 200 gms, chopped, boiled Chinese Rice Wine – 1/4 cup Sesame Oil – 2 tblsp Ginger – […]

Prawn and Avocado Salad
Prawn, Salad

Prawn and Avocado Salad

Ingredients: Prawns – 10 to 12, peeled, deveined Asparagus – 5, halved, blanced, refreshed White Radish – 1, large, finely sliced Avocado – 1, chopped Lettuce Leaves – 1 cup, chopped Extra-Virgin Olive Oil – 50 ml Lemon Juice – 1 tblsp Garlic Mayonnaise – 3/4 tblsp Method: 1. Combine […]