Category Archives: Salads

Recipe – Beetroot Salad

beetroot salad

 

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Beetroot: 1 medium sized
  • Carrot: 1 medium size or 3 baby carrots
  • Lettuce: 1 cup, chopped
  • Lemon juice: 1 tablespoon
  • Roasted peanuts: 1 tablespoon
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon
  • Honey: 1 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Olive oil: 1 tablespoon

Method

  • Boil the beetroot in 4-5 cups of water in a pressure cooker for 2 whistles. Do not overcook it.
  • Drain the water.
  • Trim and peel the beetroot.
  • In a bowl, grate the boiled beetroot.
  • Trim and peel the carrot and grate it in the small bowl.
  • Chop the lettuce leaves and add in the bowl.
  • Add lemon juice, roasted peanuts, salt, honey, black pepper powder and olive oil.
  • Toss everything well and serve immediately.
  • You may add salad dressings like, ranch, sour cream, mustard sauce etc.

Cook’s Note

  • You may add salad dressings like, ranch, sour cream, mustard sauce etc.
  • You may skip the beetroot boiling step. Without boiling also, you may grate it to the salad.

 

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Recipe – Green Gram Sprouts and Avocado Salad

moong salad

 

Prep Time: 12 hours

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • Green Grams: 1 Cup
  • Water: As required
  • Avocado: 1, ripe
  • Onion: 1 small, finely chopped
  • Tomato: 1 small, finely chopped
  • Green chili: 1 small, finely chopped
  • Carrot: 1 medium, finely chopped
  • Cucumber: 1 small, finely chopped
  • Salt: 1 ½ Teaspoon
  • Black Pepper powder: ½ Teaspoon
  • Chat Masala: 1 Teaspoon
  • Lemon Juice: 1 Tablespoon
  • Fresh Coriander leaves: chopped, 1 tablespoon

Method

For the sprouts:

  • Take 1 cup of green grams in a bowl. Wash them thoroughly 3 to 4 times in fresh water.
  • Soak in water and leave them soaked for 4-5 hours or overnight.
  • Drain the grams.
  • Transfer the grams on to a muslin cloth and tie the cloth.
  • Keep the cloth in a container at room temperature and cover with lid.
  • The sprouts start coming within 5 to 6 hours. If you want longer sprouts, keep for a longer time.

For the salad:

  • Boil the Sprouts in pressure cooker only for 1 whistle or boil in a pan till 80% cooked. It should not be over-cooked.
  • Transfer the sprouts in a big bowl. Add chopped avocado, onions, tomato, green chili, carrot, cucumber, salt, black pepper powder, chat masala, lemon juice and coriander leaves. Mix well and serve.

Cook’s Note

  • Boiling the sprouts is optional. If you like it crunchy, do not boil the sprouts.

Recipe – Carrot Cucumber Salad / Easy Daily Salad

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 0 Minutes

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • Carrot: 2, medium sized, fresh (You may use 8 baby carrots)
  • Cucumber: 1, medium sized
  • Onion: 1 tablespoon, finely chopped
  • Tomato: 1, finely chopped
  • Lemon juice: 1 teaspoon
  • Roasted peanuts: 1 tablespoon, roughly grinded
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Extra virgin Olive oil: 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander/Cilantro leaves: 1 tablespoon, chopped

Method

  • Trim and peel cucumber and carrots. Wash them and cut into small pieces.
  • In a big bowl, mix cucumber, carrots, onion, tomato, peanuts, salt, black pepper powder, olive oil, lemon juice and cilantro. Toss everything well.
  • Serve immediately.
  • You may add any of your favorite salad-dressing, like: ranch, mustard etc.

 

Recipe – Avocado Salad

avocado salad

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 0 Minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Avocado: 2
  • Onion: finely chopped, 1/2 tablespoon
  • Tomato: finely chopped, 1/2 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice: 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander/Cilantro leaves: 1/2 tablespoon, chopped
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Extra virgin Olive oil: 1 teaspoon

Method

  • Divide the avocado into 2 halves. Take out the seed. Cut into ½ inch thick slices then scoop out all the pieces using a spoon or knife.
  • In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients.
  • You may add grated cheddar and mozzarella cheese while serving.
  • You may add your favorite salad dressing: ranch, mustard etc.