Today, there was a potluck lunch meet with my school alumni group. And I had to make a salad.
So, I made a healthy and colourful mixed fruit and vegetable salad. I have added roasted nuts as a garnish to give a good crunch.
This a wholesome and a complete salad which can be had as a light meal.
I was really when everyone appreciated and said that the salad was good and it was a pleasure seeing everyone enjoy the salad:)
Carrots – 4
Cucumber – 4 ( seedless variety)
Green capsicum- 1
Red capsicum- 1
Yellow capsicum – 1
Boiled fresh corn – 2 cups
Apple – 2
Pineapple – 1/2
For the dressing
Lemon – 2
Honey- 1 tbsp
Crushed pepper – 11/2- 2 tsps
Red chilli flakes – 1 tsp
Oil – 2 tbsps
Salt to taste
Chopped coriander leaves – 1/2 cup
Peanuts – 1/2 cup
Walnuts – 1/4th cup
Sesame seeds – 1 tbsp
Wash, peel and grate the carrots.
Wash, peel and cut cucumber into small cubes.
Wash and cut capsicums, apple and pineapple into cubes.
In a big bowl add all the chopped vegetables and fruits. Add the boiled corn and mix well.
Keep it in the fridge for some time.
To make the dressing
Cut the lemons and squeeze to extract the juice.
To the lemon juice, add the honey, crushed pepper, chilli flakes, oil and salt to taste. Mix well.
To make the garnish
Crush the walnuts.
Heat a pan. Add peanuts, walnuts and sesame seeds and dry roast till it becomes golden and crisp.
To serve the salad
Add the dressing to the salad and mix well.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and roasted nuts and seeds and serve immediately:)