Having gained a couple of kilos due to missing my exercise past month. I decided to go on a salad diet. Well something that I love about this salad is their nutritionist value. I am usually a fan of vinaigrette as it is not as creamy as the other dressings. This salad is often relished with my in-laws and husband as it watches the cholesterol and fat content in it. We usually enjoy it in the summer when you want to eat very light.
I play around with the content of this salad as I try an incorporate whatever is available in my kitchen.
1 chopped apple
1 small carrot sliced lengthwise
1/2 chopped cucumber
1/2 red bell pepper cut lengthwise
1/2 yellow bell pepper cut lengthwise
1/2 green bell pepper cut lengthwise
7-8 baby corns cut lengthwise
10-12 grapes (if available)
4 tsp Virgin Olive Oil
3 tsp vinegar
1 clove garlic
1 tsp mustard sauce
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp fresh parsley ( I sometimes use the dried one as well)
When you make a salad its important to blanch a few vegetables which maynot be edible raw. In this case, I blanched mushrooms and babycorns. For blanching, boil one cup of water, add one lemon juice and 1/2 tsp salt.
Add babycorns and mushrooms. Let them cook for 2 minutes.
Seive the vegies with the help of a strainer.
I usually do the blanching first. Till the time vegies boil I cut carrot, and colorful bell peppers.
Add all the cut vegetables to a salad bowl.
Well, I recently found out that it is very essential to include apple in your diet because it has very high content of fibres required by your body. So go Apples!!
Some apples for some sweetness to the salad.
After chopping, I usually put my fruits and vegies in the fridge to chill.
Mix all the ingredients of the dressing.
I usually like to serve my food with style. I added grapes to garnish this salad.