This is a part of the series ……. For the Chef in u
Contributed by YUMMRAJ’s favourite Chef ANONYMOUS
Super easy to make & Super good to eat……………
For all those of u who think salads r boring, this one will make u sit straight & rethink.
It all started with an impulse purchase of orange, elliptical shaped cherry tomatoes – something that we do not come across too often in Gurgaon.
Salads sprung up as the best option to fully utilize the new catch. For the salad described below, u can use normal cherry tomatoes as well.
To add a nice twist to the taste we picked up round red radish – These are crunchy, juicy, have a mild pungent flavor.
For the dressing, after a long unfruitful internet search, I decided to try out something new on my own.
Well, post that tiny story of mine, lets get to the cookology.
Cut 5 -6 Radish, 1 Cucumber, 1 onion, 1 apple & 1 box cherry tomatoes into similar sized cubes of ¾ inch length. Tear 1 iceberg lettuce with ur hands roughly into 2 inch sized pieces.
For the dressing blend together coriander leaves &mint leaves in 1:1 proportion along with 2-3 green chillies, 2 cloves of Garlic, salt, juice of 1 lemon & 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil. U may adjust the salt, lemon, garlic & chilles according to ur taste.
Add it to 4 tablespoons mayonnaise & mix together with a spoon – do not use blender or electrical mixer. Add approx. 2 teaspoons honey to taste.
U may use hung curd as an alternative to mayonnaise as well.
Now, its turn for some home-made croutons. Chop off the brown crust from two slices of bread. Cut the slices into ½ inch length square pieces. Toast both sides on a dry griddle (tawa) – till crisp.
Remove the toasted bread pieces from Griddle & remove from fire. Pour olive oil in the hot griddle. Add 1 clove of garlic sliced in olive oil. The flavor of garlic infuses into the oil.
Toss the croutons in the garlic flavored oil & keep aside.
Finally its assembly time.
Toss all fruits & veggies other than lettuce with the salad dressing. Layer a large bowl with the iceberg lettuce. Pour the tossed veggies & garnish with croutons.
Tastes best if u eat immediately after making it. Tastes good max. upto 3 hrs (add croutons only before eating).
Let ur tastebuds have a ball of a time.
Note: Our ‘seasoned blogger & foodie’ friend loved this salad & commented that it wud have been even better without the onions. So u may add / not add onions based on ur choice.
6 thoughts on “Fresh Salad with Veggies & Tangy Mayo dressing.”
Looks delicious – and the recipe sounds very easy. shall definitely try this one out and post my version of photos!
that will b super cool – pics of ur version & ur comments:)
You found orange elliptical cherry tomatoes in Gurgaon? Wow…and I was celebrating finding normal cherry tomatoes here! That looks like an interesting salad with a great dressing. Mmmm
We found these cherry tomatoes in Needs Supermarket DLF Phase 4. red ones we usually buy from Spencers besides Sahara Mall.
yummmy…will ask the sous chef to make it on a sunday!
Will look forward to ur comments