Friday, February 11, 2011

Fresh Crunchy Green Salad - Day Three of Blogging Marathon

On Day Three of Blogging Marathon, brainwave of fabulous Srivalli, I present Summer Salad.. fresh, crunchy, healthy and nutritious......
If we had unhealthy pizza's menu promises to be full of nutrition and good health......

If first day of blogging marathon was "Kuch Meetha Ho Jaye....." and second day was "Tasty bhi aur Healthly bhi" then third day is for "Wholesome Goodness"

Presenting a Fresh, Cool, Crunchy Summer Salad............

Ingredients :
Onions - 1
Tomatoes - 1
Green Bell Pepper - 1
Yellow Bell Pepper - 1
Red Bell Pepper - 1
Carrot - 1
Cucumber - 1
Cauliflower - 100 gms
Cabbage - 100 gms
Green peas - 1/4 cup
Pomegranate seeds - 1/4 cup
Ground nuts - some (this is mungfali which is to be boiled and groundnuts to be added)
Salad Leaves - 1
Lettuce - 1
Ice berg Lettuce - 1
Parsley - handful
Colored salad leaves - 1
Red cabbage - 100 gms
Coriander Leaves - handful
Broccoli - 100 gms
Corn - handful
Sprouted beans ( moong dal) - handful
Lemon juice - 1 tablespoon
Salt as per taste
Olive oil - one tablespoon
Black pepper powder - 1 tablespoon
Salad dressing - optional
Mayonnaise Dressing - optional

Method -
Wash and Cut onion, tomatoes, carrot, cucumber and bell peppers into small cubes.
Boil slightly the sprouts. Do not over boil it to retain the crunchy taste.
Boil mongphali .
If green peas are fresh and soft, do not boil. If using frozen peas, boil slightly.
Wash and cut into small pieces broccoli, red cabbage, normal cabbage and cauliflower.
Some people do not like to eat broccoli and cauliflower raw, in that case boil slightly.
De seed the pomegranate.
Wash and cut salad leaves, lettuce, iceberg lettuce, parsley, coriander leaves and colored salad leaves finely.
Take a salad bowl and mix everything in it.
Add olive oil, salt and black pepper powder and toss the salad.
Mayonnaise and salad dressing may be added as per individual choices.
Add freshly lemon juice and toss.
Serve chilled.

Salads are the best source of nutrition and generally diets which are high in green vegetables are known to help reduce cancer and heart disease. Salads are great food for people suffering from diabetes and obesity.
Specially in summers, cool and crunchy salad is what brings joy to our palate.
This salad has sprouts,peanuts, peas and pomegranate seeds and hence it is a complete meal by itself.

Do take a look at my fellow marathon bloggers and see the wonderful and amazing recipes that they are whipping up :
Azeema, Bhagi, Champa, Gayathri Anand, Gayathri Kumar, Harini, Jay, Meena, Minu, Padma,
Pavani, PJ, Priya Mahadevan, Priya Suresh, Priya Vasu, Santosh, Saraswathi, Savitha, Shanavi,
Smitha, Sowmya, Srivalli, Suma, Usha, Veena

So, enjoy this wholesome goodness......this wonderful crunchy and fresh green salad full of nutrition and taste.....

Come back tomorrow for day four of the Blogging Marathon......


Smitha said...

yummy and super healthy salad!!..

veena krishnakumar said...

So very refreshing. Love the colours. Very healthy one:-)

BangaloreBaker said...

Nice Salad.

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks colourful and yumm

Shanavi said...

Super healthy salad dear

harini-jaya said...

healthy salad there

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very nutritious. Looks so colourful..

Dr.Sameena Prathap


Great looking salad...:)


Minu said...

Wholesome and nutritious

Mina Joshi said...

Very healthy salad

Usha said...

Colorful healthy salad!

Priya said...

Wat a healthy,catchy and delicious salad..

rekhas kitchen said...

Wow looks so refreshing..

Saras said...

Healthy & greeny salad..

savitha ramesh said...

lovely salad and a whole cup of nutrition and protien thanks for sharing

Suma said...

Colorful & healthy salad.

Santosh Bangar said...

refreshing salad

Gayathri Anand said...

crunchy and healthy salad the combinations...

Reshmi said...

love the light and healthy salad..
following u!

Srivalli said...

Rujuta, that's one awesome bowl!

Jayashree said...

Nice, refreshing salad.

PJ said...

Such a healthy salad!!!