Saturday 30 July 2011

Garden Fresh Salad

Salads are always very refreshing and light and works really well during hot summers. Salads have always been a regular on my menu back home where we used to eat salad even with rice! My dad is a big fan of fresh salads and so I grew up eating them. But, Reju is a hard core meat lover and so salads were not a very important part of the menu until recently both of us became conscious of gaining weight and are now trying our best to lose a few pounds! Hope that works! So salads have become a very integral part of our menu now, and this particular salad is quite popular. Both of us love it. It is very healthy and is also a treat to our taste buds.

This dish is extremely refreshing since the dressing is made of yoghurt. For a change, you can make something healthy and not compromise on the taste.

So here is the recipe for Garden Fresh Salad


Vegetables - 2 cups
Yoghurt - 1/4 to 1/2 cup
Olive Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard powder/Mustard paste - 1 to 2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste


Beat the yoghurt well and add olive oil, mustard powder/paste, sugar, pepper powder and salt. Combine well. Now add the veggies and mix well so that the veggies are coated with the yoghurt dressing. Refrigerate for 2 hours or more and serve chilled.

Notes: You can use no/low fat yoghurt for the healthier version.

You can use any veggies you like in this salad, though I strongly recommend celery, capsicum and spring onions because it gives a very special flavour. I have used cucumber, carrot, capsicum, purple cabbage, celery and lettuce.

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