Category Archives: Salads

Resolution Salad!!

Happy New Year to everyone!

Most of us make resolutions for the new year for a healthy nutritious diet which embodies the goodness of veggies, looks colorful and tastes great and also matches your diet plan so I thought what better name than a Resolution salad for this January 1st recipe!

I used quinoa in this recipe which I flavored slightly with cumin powder but feel free to try this with brown rice or couscous. If you want to see how I cooked quinoa, please see the recipe at this link where I showed how to cook quinoa perfectly(just skip the veggies added in it).

Watch recipe video below.

Grilled Vegetarian Couscous Salad!!

A medley of Mediterranean flavors with Grilled Veggies and Couscous. A light but filling salad for lunch or dinner.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 10-15 sprigs of mint leaves finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp of chopped parsley
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 colored bell peppers
  • 1 zucchini cut into 1/2 inch thick pieces
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • black pepper powder
  • salt to taste

Method:

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Grape and Walnut Salad!!

Easy and guilt-free salad.

You can either use whole grapes or cut them into halves.

Ingredients:  Seedless red or green grapes (2 – 2.5 cups), chopped walnuts(3/4 cup), hung yogurt or Greek yogurt(1 cup), vanilla essence(2 tsp), honey(2-3 tbsp)

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Tools used: mixing bowl

Method:

  • Add all the ingredients in a mixing bowl
  • Fold everything together gently and serve

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The Perks:

  • Grapes: Contain powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols, which may slow or prevent many types of cancer, including esophageal, lung, mouth, pharynx, endometrial, pancreatic, prostate and colon
  • Yogurt: Protein, probiotics, calcium, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, potassium, and magnesium
  • Walnuts: Excellent source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 essential fatty acids. They are also rich in antioxidants, including being a very good source of manganese, copper and B vitamin-biotin.

Brussels Sprouts and Pomegranate Rendezvous!

  1. Ingredients: Brussels sprouts(fresh / frozen and cut into half), pomegranate molasses(store bought or homemade), fresh pomegranate seeds, walnuts(cut into small pieces), butter, crushed black pepper, olive oil, salt to taste

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What is pomegranate molasses? reduced concoction of pomegranate juice, brown sugar, lemon juice

Tools used: butter pan or any small pan, tray for baking, pairing knife

Method:

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