Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mixed Fruit & Veg Salad with Thai Dressing

Salad in an excellent way to fulfil your daily food requirements with some essential and healthy nutrients. As most salads are prepared with raw vegetables and fruits, all essential nutrients are preserved. So I prepare this Mixed Fruit and vegetable salad with nuts and dates, where I get my daily fruit and veges, fibre & nuts requirements in one go and it tastes also great. For lunch, this salad is perfect. It makes me also satisfied and full. You can use any fruit and vegetables of your choice. I used these ingredients which were available in my refrigerator. And I love this Thai dressing, which is hot & sweet.

Ingredients I used :
Carrot : 2(thinly sliced-long)
Cabbage : 1/2 head ( thinly sliced)
Spinach : few leaves
Corn : 1/2 cup
Apple : 1 (thinly sliced-long)
Orange : (cubed- medium chunks)
Watermelon : (cubed-medium chunks)
Dates : 4-5 ( chopped)
Almond : 10 (chopped)
salt to taste
1/2 tsp. Black Pepper


For the dressing :
5 tblsp. coconut milk powder or coconut milk
1-2 tblsp. sugar
2 tblsp. boiling water
1/2 -1 tsp. hot chilli sauce or tabasco sauce (as per your own taste)
juice of 1/2 lime
Fresh red chilli :1(sliced)

Method :
  • Cut carrot and cabbage in thin, long slices. Chop Spinach in big chunks.
  • Cut apples in thin,long slices. Cut oranges and watermelon in cube like pieces.
  • Microwave cabbage, spinach and corn(if using frozen one) in High for 4-5 minutes or until cabbage is little tender.
  • Mix all the fruits and veges in one big bowl. Add salt and black pepper.
  • To prepare the dressing, If using coconut milk powder, add boiling water to the powder and stir to make a creamy milk. It shouldn't be too watery, but creamy. adjust the water accordingly. Mix all other ingredients according to your taste in the coconut milk. Your dressing is done.
  • Serve the salad on a plate and just before eating, drop spoonful of dressing on it. Enjoy the crunchiness of carrots, cabbage, apples and almonds in one spoon. You will love it for sure.
Suggestion : Have a bowl of soaked Yellow Moong dal with freshly shredded coconut with this salad. Soak moong dal in hot water for 1 hour. Add salt and coconut to it. Try out sometime............
Sending this lovely salad to LG of taste of Mysore, who is hosting an event, SWC-Salad under 15 minutes. I can't tell you the exact time LG, but it took me roughly 10-12 minutes. Guten Appetit!!, as Germans will say.
Also sending this Thai salad recipe to DK of culinary bazaar who is hosting AWED : Thai this month.

19 comments:

sowmya said...

very interesting recipe..looks yummy..

LG said...

Thanks Indrani for the lovely entry. Loved the dressing too..

Sharmila said...

Love the dressing Indrani ... coconut milk ... interesting. :-)

ranji said...

What a healthy and colorful fruit salad..loved the dressing...delicious!!

Soma said...

Very different recipe! Thanks so much for ur kind words:-)

Pavithra Kodical said...

Yummy salad...Liked the dressing :)

Mrs.Kannan said...

Salad looks colorful...and the dressing looks dif for me..will try sometime

anudivya said...

Both of my favorite things in the world... veggies and fruits.. Never mixed them both myself. Looks super healthy.

Usha said...

Very unique combination of flavors, looks fantastic :-)

Malar Gandhi said...

Nice recipe...simple and healthy, dressing sounds unique to me...

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Uma said...

mmm. the salad looks so mouth-watering!

Neha said...

hey this looks so inviting.., lovely entry...

notyet100 said...

temptin me to try,..;-)

Vibaas said...

that's a very different salad dressing. very tempting. yum

DK said...

Colorful, immensely appetizing and nutritious to boot too. Beautiful entry for AWED. Thanks :)

Varsha Vipins said...

Fist time here Indrani..u got a lovely space..:)
The salad is so colorful n healthy..:)

Indrani said...

Thanks, everyone...glad to see that you all liked the salad and dressing..thanks 4 ur sweet comments

Usha said...

This is such a very unique salad, lovely combination of fruits and veggies and fabulous dressing ! Thanks for sharing it with the Healthy Inspirations event....

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