Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Sprouts and Pomegranate Salad in a Ginger Lemon Dressing

I adore vegetarians really! Without the option of meat you are so much more creative with use of vegetables! The thing is, I am also trying to not mix meat with the wonderful produce we get in an effort to keep the flavors clean and let them shine. That is where I think you vegetarians have an advantage... recurring creativity!

I want to share some easy recipes for everyday food perfect when you are cooking for small numbers, like ONE, but that can be easily scaled up for many more! And this if made possible with fresh seasonal produce is just absolutely PERFECT!

We are now trying to include a large bowl of salad as part of our dinners. And to cut off that monotony I am experimenting with different combinations of veggies and healthy dressings. Thinking out of the box; not just repeatedly making raitas; and cucumber and carrot salads but stretching my ideas much more than that.

So just when I was jonesing for vibrant flavored food. Tart, tangy, mellow, fruity and intense - It all came in the form of one recipe.

Anyway, without further ado I leave you with an incredibly simple salad with supremely flavorful ginger-lemon dressing; you'll love how nicely the dressing rounds off the salad and want more just for a lick....

Ingredients for the Salad

1/4 cup Whole Green Gram Sprouts
1 medium size Carrot; grated
1/2 a medium size Green Bell Pepper; finely chopped
1 medium size Onion; finely sliced
1 small size Pomegranate; seeds taken off from fruit

Ingredients for Dressing

1/2 Green Chili; deseeded and finely chopped (adjust as per spice tolerance)
1 inch piece of Ginger; grated
Freshly squeezed juice of a small Lemon
Salt; to taste
1/2 teaspoon Sugar (optional)

Method of Preparation

Combine sprouts, carrots, bell peppers, onions and pomegranate seeds in a large bowl. Add grated ginger and chopped green chili and combine well.

In a separate bowl mix together lemon juice, salt and sugar.

Pour over salad and stir well. Chill in the refrigerator and serve cold.

Yep! That is all! Simple and habit forming....Enjoy!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...