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.

Prawn and Green Mango Salad
Christmas, Mango, Prawn, Salad

Prawn and Green Mango Salad

Ingredients: Prawns – 10, cooked, peeled, deveined Green Mango – 1, peeled, finely sliced Cucumber – 1, small, finely sliced, seeds removed Cherry Tomatoes – 125 gms, halved Onion – 1/2, finely sliced Coriander Leaves – 1/4 cup Mint Leaves – 1/4 cup Basil Leaves – 1/4 cup For the […]

Winter Fruit Salad
Salad

Winter Fruit Salad

Ingredients: Apple – 1, chopped Pear – 1, chopped Banana – 1, chopped Orange – 1, peeled, pith removed and segmented Guava – 1, peeled, pips removed, chopped Ginger – 1/2 tblsp, grated Mint Leaves – few, chopped Juice of 1/2 Lemon Method: 1. Combine all the ingredients in a […]

Fennel and Egg Salad
Egg, Kids, Salad

Fennel and Egg Salad

Ingredients: Eggs – 2, hard-boiled, quartered Carrot – 1, peeled, sliced Fennel Heads – 2, sliced Extra-Virgin Olive Oil – little Basil Leaves – handful Lemon Juice – 1 to 2 tsp Spring Onions – handful, chopped Method: 1. Combine the basil leaves, olive oil and lemon juice in a […]

Apple and Bean Salad
Apple, Corn, Salad

Apple and Bean Salad

Ingredients: Sweetcorn Kernels – 1 cup Lettuce Leaves – handful, torn Apple – 1, peeled, sliced Celery – 2 stalks, sliced Butter Beans (Lima Beans) – 200 gms, soaked, rinsed and drained Parsley Leaves – few, chopped Walnuts – 100 gms Mayonnaise as required Method: 1. Heat a non-stick pan […]

Chickpea and Cherry Tomato Salad
Salad, Tomato

Chickpea and Cherry Tomato Salad

Ingredients: Cherry Tomatoes – 250 gms Chickpeas – 200 gms, soaked, drained and rinsed Onions – 1, finely chopped (optional) Mozzarella (or Feta) Cheese – 200 gms, shredded Capsicum – 1, sliced Spring Onions – 1/2 bunch, chopped Black Olives – 1/2 cup, pitted Juice of 1 Large Lemon Garlic […]

Avocado and Strawberry Salad
Salad, Strawberry

Avocado and Strawberry Salad

Ingredients: Avocados – 2, sliced Strawberries – 200 gms, hulled, sliced Balsamic Vinegar – 2 tsp Spinach Leaves – 100 gms Juice of 1/2 Lemon Cashewnuts/Walnuts – 50 gms Salt as per taste Water – 100 ml Method: 1. Transfer the strawberries to a bowl and add the vinegar. 2. […]

Seafood Salad
Christmas, Salad, Seafood

Christmas Seafood Salad

Traditional Italian Christmas eve dinner Ingredients: Carrots – 1, large, peeled, sliced Green Beans – 1 cup, trimmed, halved Cauliflower – 1 cup, chopped Potatoes – 1 cup, chopped Green Capsicums – 1/2 cup, chopped (optional) Dry White Wine – 1/4 cup Fish Fillets – 1 cup, skinless, chopped Shrimps […]

Shrimp and Avocado Salad
Salad, Shrimp

Shrimp and Avocado Salad

Ingredients: Shrimps – 12, medium, peeled, deveined (about 225 to 250 gms) Avocado – 1, small, chopped Zucchini – 1, small, chopped Parsley Leaves – 2 tblsp, chopped Garlic – 1 small clove, minced Zest of 1 Lemon – grated Soy Sauce – 1 tblsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil – 2 […]

Beetroot and Orange Salad
Beetroot, Christmas, Salad

Beetroot and Orange Salad

Ingredients: Beetroots – 3 to 4, peeled, chopped Orange – 1, segmented Balsamic Vinegar – 1 tblsp Olive Oil – 1 tblsp Honey – 2 tsp Onion – 2 to 3 tblsp, finely sliced Mint Leaves – few, chopped Salt as per taste Black Pepper Powder as per taste Method: […]

Spanish Salad
Salad, Spanish

Spanish Salad

A refreshing summer salad made with tomatoes, cucumber and spring onions with with capers and olives. Ingredients: Tomatoes – 8 to 10, finely chopped Cucumber – 1, medium, peeled, chopped Spring Onions – 1 cup, chopped Watercress or Lettuce – 1 cup, chopped Black Olives – 4 to 6 Capers […]