Healthy Salad Bowl – Forever Green Salad

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Ingredients:

For the base of the salad:

Assorted lettuce leaves – Iceberg lettuce/romaine/Lollo rosso, can also use purple or white cabbage leaves as well.

For the body of the salad:
  • Boiled chicken cubes/grilled paneer/tofu cubes – 1 cup
  • Blanched sprouts/boiled rajma/chana/chauli – 1/2 cup
  • Boiled pasta of your choice/cooked brown rice/oats – 1/2 cup
  • Shredded capsicums – 1/2

For the dressing of the salad:

  • 1 avocado, ripe, peeled and cut
  • Basil leaves – 1 cup
  • Garlic – 1 tsp chopped
  • Limejuice – 2 tsp
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil – 2 tbsp.
  • Chilled water – 2 tbsp
  • Cashews/ peanuts/walnuts – 1 to 2 tbsp
  • Mint leaves – 8 to 10 
  • Hung curd/mayonnaise – 1/2 cup

For the garnish of the salad:

Microgreens/cubed red-yellow capsicums/olives/cheese shavings/cherry tomatoes/ melon seeds.

Method:
  • Prepare all the ingredients for the salad.
  • In a chutney-grinder combine all the ingredients for the dressing and churn well, add it to the beaten hung curd in a mixing bowl and check for seasoning.
  • Just before serving the salad, add the pre-prepped body of the salad as per choice and toss well.
  • On a salad plate/bowl place the assorted lettuce or greens of your choice, portion the salad, garnish appropriately and serve.

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