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10 Minute Amazing Salad without dressing

Written By Srimathi Mani on Monday, March 3, 2008 | 11:45 AM

This salad has evolved over the last 7 years until I finally got it right. It never lets me down no matter what changes I make to the ingredients. the taste is simple, has a sweet and salty taste to it, very tasty, addictive for me, very fresh and a knock out. It earned me a certificate "good cook" from my 7 yr nephew. What I like about this salad is you can prepare it with what you have at home in your pantry and fridge. Its healthy, has no dressing,can control the salt if you have an issue and can add dressing if you want.



Gadget:

Salad bowl (wooden is wonderful, else any thing that you have would do)
Cutting board
Knife
Colander or salad spinner
Salad serving spoon(wooden is great else the plastic ones in Ikea.com is very efficient)

Ingredients:

Salad greens (organic)-2 cups (from Costco or Trader Joe's or Hendry's)
Red Onion - 1/4 cup Julian (cut into strips)
Olives sliced - 1/2 cup
Pickle (dill)- a few chopped
cucumber - 1/2 cup chopped
Mandarin oranges - 1 tin or use fresh navel oranges segmented.
walnuts pine nuts,almonds,pecans - 1/2 cup (optional if allergic)
Raisins - 1/4 cup
Avocado - 2 chopped
Any fruit like mango, pine apple, pear, plums, peaches, apple, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry,pomegranate's etc 1/2 cup.
salt ( sea salt please, can find some at Trader Joe's or Costco)
pepper (please use freshly crushed it adds better flavor)
EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) - 2 tsp.

Note: Please feel free to add ingredients that you like and remove those you don't from the list above. The only ingredient I would watch out for is the red onions. Please do stay low on it else it gets too pungent depending on the kind you use.

Preparation:



1.Wash the veggies and fruits that you are going to use and try to keep them dry when working on the cutting board to keep excess water entering the salad.

2. Cut the veggies and fruits and mix them in a bowl.

3. Add salt (sea salt is wonderful), pepper and olive oil before you serve to keep them crisp.

4. It is great with a pasta, bread or pizza as a side dish.

3 comments:

  1. This is similar to what I often do for dressings... just a bit of olive oil and away you go!

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  2. I've used raisins before, but never thought of adding other fruit - I tried this out last night, it was a bit botched I didn't have nuts or pickles - But it was delush! Thanks for the post =)

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  3. Thank you for sharing this quick and healthy Indian vegetable salad recipe, looks very colourful. I would love to try this one, as salads are very nutritious and can be prepared in just few minutes. 

    vegetable salad decoration ideas

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