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.