Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Mixed Salad



This salad is a meal by itself for those keen on eating healthy and light dinner. I had prepared this salad for a get together we had last week. This was an instant hit, liked by everybody. As I said earlier I always have a stock of cooked chickpeas, green gram and black chana sprouts in my fridge.

Ingredients:
onion - 1 big
tomato - 1 big
cucumber - 1 medium
green apple - 1
cooked chickpeas or canned chickpeas - ½ cup
mixed sprouts - 1 cup
frozen sweet corn - ¼ cup
frozen or fresh peas - ¼ cup
coriander leaves - 1 handfull, chopped

Dressing
Olive oil - 1 tsp
lemon juice of 1 lemon
salt to taste
Freshly crushed pepper - 1 tsp

Method:
Peel and dice onions. Wash and dice tomatoes, green apple and cucumber.
Defrost frozen sweet corn and peas or MW HIGH for a minute.
In a Microwave safe bowl, take cooked chickpeas(I do not add salt while pressure cooking chickpeas), mixed sprouts, sweet corn and green peas. Add salt and Microwave HIGH for 1 minute.
This step is optional. If using canned chickpeas omit this step.
In a small bowl, take the dressing ingredients and whip well till oil is well mixed with lemon juice and salt-pepper dissolves completely. Dressing should be added just before serving. This imparts a fresh flavour.
Take a salad bowl, take diced onion, tomato, cucumber, green apple, chickpeas, sprouts, sweet corn and peas. Mix well. Now swirl in the dressing and mix well.


Garnish with coriander leaves and serve immediately.

This salad is on its way for the Event SWC- Salad under 15 minutes at Cooking Station by Lakshmi

25 comments:

Asha said...

Beautiful! I need that after eating all that junk for Super Bowl! :)

LG said...

Poonam, Thanks for sending such a delicious entry.

Trupti said...

salad looks very delicious & healthy

SriLekha said...

looks yum and healthy

Poonam said...

Thank you Gals!!!

Namrata Kini said...

That's such a healthy and nutritious dish.

Ashwini said...

wow colorful, healthy and yummy looking..Looks delicious..

Happy cook said...

This is a beautiful and delicious salade.

DEESHA said...

thatz a yummy looking salad Poonam .. I could eat this anytime

Usha said...

Salad looks colorful and healthy...loved the idea of adding green apples to salad :-)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

what a healthy salad? i love the addition of green apple. should try it next time.

Maya said...

Packed with protien and health. The salad looks very refreshing and filling too.

sowmya said...

looks good and healthy too..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow awesome and healthy bowl.

Adlak's tiny world said...

wonderful... so many colors with tempting ingredients. Healthy and tasty dear.

Vibaas said...

That is one healthy salad. Yummy and colorful.

Sunanda said...

nice salad.. looks colorful as well as healthy

vidhas said...

Yummy and healthy salad

Varsha Vipins said...

Thats a yummy n healthy salad Poonam..:)

Premyscakes said...

looks delicious and sounds healthy too.

suparna said...

hi poonam,

Lovely healthy salad lovely pics too!!

Malar Gandhi said...

Salad luks colorful...

Swapna Pravin said...

Very delicious & healthy salad. Kids love this...

Vani said...

First time here. The salad looks lovely and colorful, Poonam!

Priya said...

Salad looks healthy n delicious Poonam:)