Saturday, December 18, 2010

Delicious Green Salad


Temperature is  going down quickly in my city and I am enjoying the chilled whether outside. I remember in my school days we use to blow hot breath in our school bus glass windows and write lovely notes for our friends, a very innovative way of time pass and to get your message out, one such is still in my memory box -Really!! Friends are the best part of our small life. So true isn’t it! Those are lovely days if you have any such winter memory do share with us, friends coming to this blog will love to share your ever precious moments. In this winter days one thing I miss most are lush green trees and few of my friends living abroad are telling that it’s full of snow outside and like me if you are missing the greens then this green salad can bring back that missing green in your dinner table and be your mood enhancer!
So don't wait to try!

Ingredients:
Small head butter lettuce-1 washed and dried, leaves torn into bite-size pieces
Onion – 1  thinly sliced
Blanched peas -1/2 cup
Salted roasted almonds, coarsely chopped -1/2 cup
Ricotta salata -1/2 cup shaved thinly with a vegetable peeler (optional)

Salad dressing
Lemon juice- 1 whole
Lemon zest-1 tea spoon
Olive oil -2 table spoon
Sugar-  1/2 teaspoon
Ajwain(carom seeds)/thyme-1/4 teaspoon
Salt and pepper- to taste

Procedure:

In a bowl mix all the salad dressing ingredients . If you are using fresh young peas then keep them raw otherwise balanced a little bit. Then toss the lettuce, onion, peas with the dressing. Adjust seasoning and serve right away in individual serving plates and top with roasted almond and ricotta salata(if using).This salty cheese really make all the flavor sing. This green salad can be a light dinner choice with a protein like chicken breast of fish fillet any week nights or a good choice to serve to an elegant dinner party! Let me know how you will like to have this light, refreshing and delicious green salad.

Be Happy And Stay Healthy.
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6 comments:

Foodessa said...

I truly appreciate every single season for their particularities. Although, I'll admit that when winter is coming to a close...I'm anxious for lush greenery.

Sutapa...your type of salad is exactly what'll be eating for a few weeks after holiday feasting ;o)

Have a great day and flavourful wishes,
Claudia

katerina said...

I am on diet so as to be able to eat more during Christmas. This salad is ideal for me Sutapa.

Heavenly Housewife said...

Thats a great idea, to have a lovely green salad. I have to admit, I don't like the winter too much. I don't drive, so I have to walk where ever I want to go, sometimes its just to cold for me, and it is also kind of slippery and dangerous. Its always nice though to come home and eat something delicious like this though :D
*kisses* HH

Hari Chandana said...

Healthy and delicious salad.. looks nice !!

5 Star Foodie said...

A lovely salad! Very nice with ricotta salata, and your dressing sounds very flavorful and delicious!

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Sutapa
Nice salad indeed. Unfortunately we have stopped eating raw vegetables , salads while in India.( Mainly because of warm hazard). Will try some
time.
Thanks for your feed back on Ol copi..Thats a great idea , I am going to use garlic next time.
Have a nice day