Palak and Walnut Salad

Spinach is known as Palak in Hindi. Low in fat and even lower in cholesterol, spinach is high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese.

Walnuts are high in protein, vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids, trace minerals, lecithin and oils. Compared with other nuts, which typically contain a high amount of monounsaturated fats, walnuts are unique because the fats in them are primarily polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and are the only nut with a significant amount of alpha-linolenic acid. Moreover, walnuts have insignificant amounts of sodium and are cholesterol free.

Combination of Palak and walnuts makes the salad very healthy. To make it more interesting, I baked the palak to make it crisp:)

Ingredients 

Chopped Palak( spinach)- 4 cups
Chopped onions- 1/2 cup
Chopped walnuts- 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice- 1/2 tsp 

Method

Wash and drain this chopped Palak. Cook it on a pan till it becomes dry and bake it in an preheated oven( 250* cel) for 20- 25 mins or till it becomes crisp. Let it cool.

Mix chopped onions, crisp Palak and chopped walnuts well. Add salt, pepper powder and lemon juice, mix well and serve immediately 🙂

 

  

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