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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Summer Salad - Vegetables in flavoured curd

Summers  need an extra bit of that cooling via food and drinks. Why not try out a refreshing yet simple salad for a sunday afternoon lunch. Salad recipes are the simplest and the only time you spend is chopping the vegetables.

All you need
sweet red and yellow peppers - 5
white onions - 1 small
tomatoes - 2 small
Lettuce leaves (Iceberg) - five huge leaves/layers
Olives - 1/4 cup

For the dressing
Curd /Yoghurt - 1 cup
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Puli inji - 1 tsp
Olive oil - 1 tsp
Dried herbs (rosemary, oregano, basil) - a pinch each
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Cilantro / coriander leaves for garnish

Chop up the vegetables and wash them thorougly. Tear up the leaves into tiny bits and make sure not to chop lettuce with a knife.

Whip up the curd, add all the dressing ingredients and mix well.
Add all the vegetables and mix well
Put the bowl of salad in the refrigerator if you like a cold salad (optional)

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