SIMPLE SALAD RECIPE

Intended to make Greek salad, but ended up creating my own salad bowl! Feta cheese, lettuce, red bell pepper, cucumber, all the necessary ingredients for Greek salad were available in my fridge! But one ingredient was missing and that was Olives which definitely enhances the taste of the salad. So, I had to drop the idea and exercise my innovative acumen and what followed was a lovely bowl of salad which was very colourful and scrumptious as well!
I love to cook delicacies. But more than that, I enjoy innovating recipes! This salad is the right example of that.


SERVES-4

INGREDIENTS:

  • Cucumber- 1 medium size
  • Lettuce- 7-8
  • Onion- 1 medium size
  • Red bell pepper- 1 medium size
  • Tomato- 2 medium-size or 1 large
  • Pasta- ¼ cup boiled
  • Feta cheese- 100 grams
  • Roasted peanuts- a handful
  • Salt- to taste
  • Black pepper- ¼ tsp
SALAD DRESSING:
  • Lime juice- 3 tbsp
  • Honey- 1 tbsp
  • Olive oil- 2 tbsp

METHOD:

Cut cucumber and red bell pepper and tomatoes into cubes. Slice onion.
Chop lettuce into big pieces and soak in cold water.
Boil pasta.
Soak onion in 2 tbsp of vinegar for 15 min.
Cut the feta cheese into cubes.
Take a large bowl. Put all the ingredients. Sprinkle salt and pepper powder.
Pour the salad dressing and toss the salad nicely to mix the vegetables well with the salad dressing.
Add the roasted peanuts.
The salad is ready to be served.


Author’s Note:

Pasta and peanuts improve the taste of this salad. Peanuts make the salad crunchy and interesting!
I used the simplest salad dressing to retain the individual taste of the ingredients. Loved the subtle sweetness of honey. The honey-lemon flavour goes very well with this particular salad.
I endeavoured to prepare an interesting and refreshing salad with common ingredients and a simple salad dressing. Hope you will all like it and give it a try. Will look forward to your valuable feedback.

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