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Summer Salad

The heat has already hit us in this part of the world…..I know it sounds funny as in the other part, people are still fighting the cold. However, the heat here is rising high and now switching to some cool foods could only keep us cool from within. Salads are one good option to keep you cool as well as to keep you full and healthy. I love salads and I always have salads ready at home. Variety of salads , which range from the simple to the lengthy ones,are always prepared and I thoroughly enjoy them.

Salad

Salads are great fillers too. A perfect much for mid-day snack or along with sandwiches or rolls. At times, I use these prepared salads are my filling for rolls and they taste so great. Quick and easy and packed with lots of nutrients in their raw form, which makes it even more better.

This is one of my trials. On my grocery purchase, I happened to see all these different varieties of leaves and other veggies, that I could not hold back myself from laying my hands on them. So fresh and crisp !!!!  especially the Lettuce. The lettuce being packed with lots of health benefits, especially one that aids in weight loss is one of my favorites too.

A wonderful salad that could keep you cool and energetic for the entire day.

Salad Summer

Servings – 1 big bowl

Ingredients

A handful of Green Lettuce leaves

A handful of Red Lettuce leaves

A handful of Grass lettuce

1/2 cup Red bell peppers cut length wise

1/2 cup Green bell peppers cut length wise

1 cup Zucchini or Cucumbers coarsely chopped

1/4 cup Tomatoes cut length wise

2 tbsp Coriander leaves finely chopped

1 tbsp Mint leaves coarsely chopped

2 green chilies , slit and finely cut.

1/4 cup Thick curd

1/3 cup fresh cream

4-5 Tbsp Mayonnaise

2 tsp Pepper powder

Salt as per taste.

Method.

. Add all the veggies together and toss well.

. To this add the cream ,curd ,  mayonnaise, pepper and salt and toss well.

. Serve chilled.

Note : You could add in anything of your preference to this salad. There is no hard and fast rule that you need to stick to these ingredients. 🙂

 

 

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Salads are an all time favorite at my home. We just love salads and my niece, Michelle ( Michu ) is so much found of salads , that I just love to see the way she enjoys having it. This was one among the other few , that I prepared for my daughter`s birthday. while making this I was just thinking of Michu and how she licks her tweety little fingers ( she is only 2.5 yrs old !!!) and her content happy smile. Oh! the thought itself made me prompt to get it done to the best.

This salad is easy and definitely a winner.   With just little ingredients, you get a very simple salad that is refreshing and tasty. I made in a large batch as my brother-in-law and brother are also salad lovers to the core. So I knew this would get over, in a jiffy. You can make as per your requirement.

potato salad

Servings –  4-5

Ingredients

Potatoes  –   2 kgs

Chicken broth  –  2 cans ( I used the Maggie Chicken broth cubes to prepare the broth)

Garlic  – 2 cloves

Yogurt  –  2 cups

All herbs powder  –  1 tbsp ( I used the Keya brand that we get in supermarkets here)

Mayonnaise   –  1- 2 cups

Fresh Cream –  1/2 cup

Vinegar –  1 tbsp

Coriander   – a bunch finely chopped

Peanuts  –  for garnish

Salt

Pepper

salad dipMethod

. Peel the potatoes, clean and cut them length wise.

. In a deep bottom vessel, make the chicken broth. For the Maggie cubes, in 1 litre of water, just add the two cubes that is provided in the packet. and boil. You get the broth.

. To this broth, add the garlic and cook the potatoes in this broth. Add a pinch of salt too.

. Once the potatoes are soft, drain them and keep them aside. Spread them so that they don`t get sticky and mashed.

. In another bowl, mix all the other ingredients, except the peanuts and a little coriander leaves, to make a great salad dressing.

. When the potatoes are cooled, mix it with the dressing and garnish with  coriander and peanuts. ( I used spicy peanuts for more punch).

. Refrigerate for more than 12 hours and serve chilled.

A lovely chilled salad for any time of the day and perfect for any combinations, in any weather.

easy potato salad

 

Recipe Sent to  Recipe Contest – Cooking Healthy in Hurry

 

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