Spread the love
  • 18
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    18
    Shares


1. Kuchumber salad

Kuchumber Salad
Kuchumber Salad

This favourite Indian salad is perfect for summers. It has such fresh and tart flavours, and my personal favourite to snack on anytime.

Ingredients:

  • 1 small onion- finely chopped.
  • 2 tomatoes- chopped small
  • 1 big cucumber- chopped small
  • 1 green chilly or as per your wish – finely chopped and deseeded if you want less spicy.
  • 1/4 tablespoon of cayenne/paprika or red chilly powder.
  • 1/4 tablespoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tablespoon of black salt( or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
  • freshly chopped coriander leaves.

Method:

  1. Mix in the cucumber, tomatoes, and onions together with the green chilly.
  2. Mix in all the spices (paprika, black pepper, salt) and pour over the lime juice.
  3. Garnish with the coriander leaves.

2. Carrot salad

This fresh summer salad, with superfoods like Carrots and Beetroots, which are packed with antioxidants, rich minerals, and vitamins, is a perfect way to get taste and health together.

Carrot Salad
Carrot Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of shredded Carrot (2-3 carrots)
  • 1 cup of shredded Radish
  • 1 cup of shredded Beetroot (1 medium sized raw beetroot)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of red pepper/cayenne powder, paprika
  • 1/4 tablespoon of roasted and ground cumin powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon of ground cinnamon powder
  • black salt (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • Fresh coriander leaves

Method:

  1. Add the shredded carrot in a large bowl. Mix in the beetroot after washing the beetroot in a sieve lightly, and drying with a paper towel to get rid of the excess colour.
  2. In another small bowl, mix in together the paprika, salt, cumin powder, cinnamon powder, then add the lime juice and whisk again till smooth.
  3. Pour over the mix into the shredded carrot and beetroot, and coat them lightly with the mixture.
  4. 4. Add freshly chopped coriander leaves.

 

3. Pasta salad

Another beautiful. colourful, fresh and extremely delicious salad to have it as a snack or a complete meal.

Pasta Salad
Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

  • Half a packet of tri-coloured Pasta
  • 2 cups of chopped green peppers. (You can add yellow or red peppers if you wish to)
  • 2 cups of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 and a half cup of chopped red onions.
  • 1/2 cups of diced black olives

Dressing:

  • 3/4 cup of red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tablespoon of sugar (you can skip this if you want)
  • 1 tablespoon of Oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of black salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon of black pepper (freshly ground)

Method:

  1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet. After it is cooked, run it under the cold water in a large sieve or strainer, and put it in a big bowl.
  2. Mix in the dressing together in a separate bowl and keep aside.
  3. Mix all the veggies with the Pasta, the peppers, onions, tomatoes, and olives.
  4. Pour over the dressing in the pasta and coat the pasta and veggies well with the dressing by mixing lightly with a spatula.
  5. You can put more olive oil and vinegar, as per your wish for consistency.
  6. Chill it for some time.
  7. You can add cheese if you want just before serving, if you wish to.

4.Aloo chana

This salad is so delicious, and extremely healthy. You can have it as a side salad or between meals.

Aloo Chana
Aloo Chana

Ingredients: (3-4 people)

  • 500 grams of black chana or chickpea (chhole)
  • 2 medium sized potatoes or as per your wish.
  • half a capsicum or green pepper, chopped
  • half a red pepper, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • half cup of chopped cucumber
  • 2 green chilies (deseeded if you want less spicy) – You can skip this step
  • Raw mango. chopped very small. (Optional)
  • half a cup of feta cheese or fresh paneer

Dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon of black salt (or as per your taste)- Please check for the salt as the chana will already have it.
  • 1/2 tablespoon of freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon of roasted cumin powder
  • Chaat masala (you can skip this)

Method:

  1. Soak the chana overnight. Boil the chana or chhole in a pressure cooker with salt and a pinch of turmeric and red chilly powder.
  2. Boil the potato and chop them into small cubes and keep aside.
  3. Mix the chana with the potatoes, and throw in all the veggies, the peppers, onions, chillies, cucumber and tomatoes and mix well.
  4. Mix in the salt after checking the taste , and then mix in the black pepper and roasted cumin powder.
  5. Pour the fresh lime juice
  6. Sprinkle the chaat masala (optional)

5.Sprouts salad

This salad is refreshing, flavorful, and packed with vital nutrients.

Sprouts Salad
Sprouts Salad

Ingredients:

  • Sprouted moong beans
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped (or as per your taste, optional)
  • 1/4 red chilly powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon of chaat masala
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
  • Rock salt or black salt(as per taste)
  • 1/4 fresh black pepper, grounded
  • Freshly chopped coriander leaves

Method:

  1. Boil the sprouted moong beans
  2. Mix the cooked moong beans with all the veggies, onions, tomatoes, green chilly, and put in a large bowl.
  3. Mix in the salt, chaat masala, and black pepper.
  4. Pour over the fresh lime juice
  5. Throw in the fresh coriander leaves for garnishing.

6.Potato salad:

Potato Salad
Potato Salad

Another one of my favorite salads. This salad is creamy, delicious, and full of flavors. I think of it as my comfort food and can have it anytime 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium sized Potatoes
  • 1/2 an onion, diced small
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tablespoon of yellow mustard sauce
  • 1 tablespoons of Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon of freshly chopped dill (optional)
  • 1/2 cup of Freshly chopped spring onions.
  • 1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon of rock salt or black salt (or as per taste)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of ground black pepper
  • 3-4 eggs, boiled (optional)
  • Paprika (red)

Method:

  1. Boil the potatoes in water with salt, once cooked, peel and dice the potatoes into small to medium cubes.
  2. Put the potatoes in a large bowl.
  3. Add in the onions, spring onions and give it a mix
  4. Mix in mayonnaise, mustard sauce, vinegar, and dill
  5. Add in the boiled eggs (optional)
  6. Mix in the garlic powder, salt, black pepper
  7. Sprinkle the paprika (as per taste)

Other Posts by Saakhi



Spread the love
  • 18
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    18
    Shares