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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tomato-Lettuce Salad

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The name says everything about the salad.I generally make salads every alternate day with various ingredients though most of the time i try including sprouts.Earlier my salads were traditional indian type like the way my mom prepares.Since then i started watching Nigella's show i have become a big fan of this English salads.I think there is no necessity for me to introduce her,OMG she is a real Domestic Kitchen Goddess with amazing cooking talent.Even though i m a strict vegetarian i never missed her show(though it contains lots of non-veggie recipes) because i love the innovative way of her cooking and especially i love her cakes,cookies,puddings,trifles(oh my god what not...) which she can prepare in a matter of minutes.I have already scribbled a complete book with the recipes of her's.This is a very simple salad which is mostly done according to her instructions and modified as usual to suit my palate.

3 nicely diced ripen Tomatoes
4 to 5 big lettuce leaves( i used red and green leaf lettuce),teared into bite size pieces
1 small cucumber diced
1 small red onion finely chopped
8-10 green olives sliced

For the vinaigrette:
3 tbsp Olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
1/4 tsp sugar(can be replaced with honey)
1/4 tsp green chili paste coarsely ground(or can replaced by black pepper powder)
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander
1/2 tsp Dijon Mustard(add if you like the mustard flavour)
salt(according to taste)

whisk lemon juice,sugar,salt to form a uniform mixture and whisk in the olive oil,coriander and green chili paste until olive oil is mixed well with the mixture.
Toss all the greens and vegetables chopped with the vinaigrette just before serving.

Serve anytime as a breakfast,salad in lunches or dinner,serve even in pita pockets.

The usage of vegetables is completely of your choice,So add anything which you like to have.You can use boiled corn,red and yellow bell peppers,green capsicum,blanched broccoli..
The dressing can be used for most of the salads.

The salad is full of red and green ingredients, so i am sending this to FIC: Green and Red event hosted by Neha, originated by Sunshinemom

and also for priya's event AFAM: Olives started by Maheswari of Beyond The Usual.


Shama Nagarajan said...

healthy salad..nice entry

Ushanandini said...

I love all kinds of salads! That too I love lettuce! Salad is healthy and yours is yummy. I'm not from Mumbai, actually I stayed in Mumbai for almost 2 years. I love that place:D

Gita's Kitchen said...

I too used to have similar salad like yours. Adding olives is a very healthy idea. Love your salad dressing. Must have tasted great with the salad :)

Asha said...

She is plump and beautiful, great cook. Salad looks yum! :)

Priya said...

I love simple salads much, Prefect and refreshing salad, love the ingrediens in dressing..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow awesome colors.....Looks yum....

Prathibha said...

Thanks shama,priya,lubna,Gita,usha..

@Ashakka with the kind of food she prepares i think she is still maintaining perfectly..n yeah she is beautiful..

Madhumathi said...

Perfect entry for both the events..It really looks colorful .I love your salad dressing!

Pooja said...

Healthy salad..Great entry for the events :)

Ashwini said...

Ya she is an awesome cook. Love all her dishes, simple and very easy too. Love salads.. perfect dressing.

Pooja said...

Healthy salad prathibha...Nice entry to event..

Deepa Hari said...

yummy and healthy salad Prathibha.

Suma Rajesh said...

very simple and healthy salad..

ARUNA said...

salad looks gorgeous Prathibha!

Prathibha said...

Thank you gals...

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Healthy and a refreshing salad for the summer... Nice blend of colors too.

Cham said...

I can live with only salad, good one!

Smitha said...

I have salad often too. I must add sprouts next time.

Pavithra said...

I love salad at any cost... This is looking awesome and colourful... I love salad in various combination.. so feel like grabbing it

Priya Sriram said...

What a colourful salad Prathiba! Very healthy! :)

Prathibha said...

Thank you ramya,cham,smitha,pavithra,priya

Sunshinemom said...

This is one healthy salad:)

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