Nutritious Salad – Hearty Affair

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A mix of beans and peas with veggies in a mild dressing to tickle your palate.

Ingredients: 

For the base of the salad: White cabbage/purple cabbage – 1 cup shredded

For the body of the salad:
Boiled sweetcorn – 1 cup
Boiled chickpeas/kidney beans – ½ cup
Boiled peas/beans – ½ cup
Red/green/yellow capsicums – ½ cup, cut into cubes
Celery – 2 tbsp

For the dressing of the salad:
Olive oil – 2 tbsp
Honey – 1 tsp
Grated cheese -1 tbsp
Lime juice – 1 tbsp
Mint leaves -10 to 12 chopped
Chat masala/ rock salt – ¼ tsp
Peanut butter – 1 tbsp
Salt and pepper to taste

For the garnish of the salad: Fresh herbs/sliced nuts/parsley/cheese/olives

Method:

  1. Prepare all the ingredients for the salad
  2. Arrange all the ingredients for the body in a mixing bowl
  3. Prepare the dressing separately and add  
  4. Toss well
  5. Serve on a bed of crispy lettuce leaves
  6. Garnish appropriately and serve immediately

Chef’s Variations:

  1. Try adding assorted veggies of your choice like zucchini, baked beans, cauliflower, carrots, assorted mushrooms
  2. For the non-veg variety you can try adding sliced chicken sausages, boiled eggs, ham or salami, poached fish
  3. Varied option for the dressing can be to use a hung curd in combination with honey and chilli flakes with a dash of mint, and a touch of crushed cumin seeds and rock salt

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