Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Crunchy Vegetable Salad
This is a salad we enjoyed eating. Me and R both love salads. Lots and lots of salads. My hubby R loves anything thats tangy and gives the natural flavour of the vegetables. And he simply adores this salad. Yeah, he was a bit down when he saw the white salad dressing though....hehe. We normally go for salads with store bought dressing.. this was my first time trying and making a proper dressing at home, other than the lemon and salt indian style dressing ofcourse. The first thing he said after seeing the dressing was..... Ohh y this dressing... its high in Calories.. hehehe yeah he is more calorie conscious than me..... hehehe. He is very choosy when it comes to the dressing. He like the tangy low fat dressing, than the creamy ranch or any mayonaise or cream based salad dressing.But, ofcourse I did manage to get a wow from him when he tasted it and... his second serving was with " more dressing please" hehehehe. So thats our colourful salad story. Now, let me move to the recipe of this colourful salad.
First thing we like about this salad is that its very crunchy and its very very colourful.Hope u enjoy it too..:)
You need :
Red Cabbage - 1 cup finely chopped (julianed - julian all vegetables)
Iceberg Lettuce leaves - 1 cup finely chopped
Roman lettuce - 1 cup finely chopped
Carrot - 1/2 cup julianed
White onions - 1/2 cup sliced
Napa cabbage - 1 cup finely chopped (optional)
Pineapple - 1/3 cup finely chopped (optional)
Fresh Parsley - 1/2 cup
Low fat sour cream - 1/4 cup
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Lemon juice - 1/2tbsp
Olive oil - 1 tbsp
Pineapple juice - 1tbsp (optional) or sugar - 1/2 tsp
Black pepper - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Slice and chop all the vegetables and put them all together in a big bowl. Wrap the vegetables with a cling foil and keep in the refrigerator. Covering with the foil keep the vegetables crisp.
Now, mix all the ingredients of the dressing in a bowl and mix well.Add pineapple juice if ur using pineapple slices orelse u may just add sugar. But again tis is optional. U may skip the sugar or juice if u dont like ur salad dressing sweet. Keep the dressing in the refrigerator to and chill.
When ready to serve, mix this dressing to ur chopped vegetables and serve immidiately. Enjoy ur salad cold and crisp. Enjoy!
* Variation - You may use Mayonaise instead of sour cream.
Serve cold with ur supper or maybe a hot cup of soup. Enjoy!