Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Salad With Mixed Green Vegetables And Sprouts

One of the fine thing if you attend Indian wedding party is that you always have a loving Aunty or a Granny who think you are getting thinner each and every day and even if you are having a buffet dinner still they will come and insist some more pulao or biriyani, one more piece of lamb strip and when you are near the dessert stand they can't resist to add few more sweets to your plate.....you know I enjoy this shower of food after all they too in their daily hurry and worry miss to share their part of love with us and this is just an outward expression of that unexpressed feeling. Now the other day I attend one such wedding party and to please this old souls I have to eat a little bit more. So the day next was the rest day for my tummy. I prepared a super delicious salad treat and have it for my lunch and dinner and about 10 glass of water (one glass each hour), that’s all for the day. A day after such hefty meal was fresh, healthy and satisfying. Have a look of this healthy delicious salad recipe.

Carrots     1 sliced or cubed
Cabbage    1 cup  shredded 
Potato        1/2 cup cubed
 Green bell pepper  1 sliced
Tomato   1 sliced
Mixed sprouts   1 cup (I used green moong bean and yellow peas)
Green chilly    1 chopped (optional)
Raisin           handful
Dry roasted peanut  handful
Cilantro   handful chopped
Salt and pepper  to taste

Chilly Vinaigrette
Olive oil/ sunflower oil    2 table spoon
Sugar      1 teaspoon
Cayenne powder  1/2  teaspoon
Lime juice    2 table spoon
Lime zest     ½ teaspoon
Salt       1/4  teaspoon


Blanch all vegetable and mixed sprouts except green bell pepper, tomato. Take them in a big bowl with sliced bell pepper and tomato. In the meantime heat oil then add a teaspoon of sugar put off the flame . Stir continuously as the sugar melt then add cayenne powder, lime zest, salt and lime juice. Mix well.Then drizzle this chilly vinaigrette in to the mixed vegetable and sprouts. Mix well. Adjust seasoning and then arrange it to any plate or as I used the hard leaves of cabbage to make a green bowl, serve this salad on it and top this salad with raisin , peanut and chopped cilantro. If you think that chilly will make the vinaigrette too hot I must assure you it is not so. It is well balanced with sugar so you will get a sweet spicy limy taste. I don’t use any garlic onion or ginger in this recipe because I want the fresh flavor of lime to mingle with veggies and sprouts. You can serve this salad immediately or serve cold. I hope you will love this simple salad.

Be Happy And Stay Healthy.



Deeksha said...

Healthy, colorful and delicious salad..

Parsley Sage said...

Ha! I wasn't even part of the family and I was getting food shoved onto my plate at the Indian wedding I went to in May :) Awesome recipe, perfect detox!

Authenticoriyafood said...

Such a delicious looking salad!!! Want to finish the whole of it in one go.....

Authenticoriyafood said...

Really gr8 recipe!!!

aipi said...

The chilly vinaigraate sounds yum ~ nice filling salad!
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Anonymous said...

Yum! This looks really delicious and healthy!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Beautiful and very appetizing! That healthy salad must taste wonderful.



Angie's Recipes said...

Who doesn't love a healthy and delicious salad like this!? Yummy!

Babli said...

Thanks a lot for your lovely comment.
Wonderful, healthy and nutritious salad. Looks tempting. Its always good to have mix green veg salad with sprouts everyday.

Shanthi said...

Colourful and delicious salad. u have a nice space here