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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Tri-colour Salad

I wish all my desi readers a very Happy Independence day!

"At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new…India discovers herself again."
- Jawaharlal Nehru (on Indian Independence Day, 1947)

I have many cherished moments as a kid when we used to assemble in our school grounds and sing "Jana Gana Mana...." our National Anthem. We used to get lot of chocolates and sweets on this day at school. I remember my father brings home these small flags we can tuck on our uniforms. Coming home after the flag hoisting me, my brother and sister used to count the number of chocolates we received from our class teacher/leader. Though who had some influence , chipped in most. Ohh so wonderful time spent with my brother and sister and my classmates!

Happy Independence Day to one and all!

On this occasion I would like to tribute My Country, My Matrubhoomi (Motherland) this Tri-colour salad. The recipe is quite simple and I worked with colours primarily focusing on Saffron (Orange), White and Green. Sending this to Pooja for I-Day Event.

Source: My Own
Cuisine: Global
Prep time: 5 mins
Serves: 2-4

½ C fresh spinach, chopped
1 Carrot, peeled and grated
¼ c Feta cheese/goat cheese or Paneer
for vinaigrette dressing:
1 T fresh lemon juice
Salt as per taste
Freshly ground black pepper
1 T extra virgin olive oil
for garnishing:
Handful of toasted pine nuts (optional)

  • Combine chopped spinach, grated carrot and feta cheese or if you are using paneer, then chop into small cubes. Toss them in a large salad bowl.
  • In a separate small bowl whisk lemon juice with extra virgin olive oil, add salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Pour freshly prepared vinaigrette into the salad and toss well.
  • Before serving garnish with toasted pine nuts or any nuts of your choice.
Variation: You can use crumbled or cubed paneer instead of feta or goat cheese. And any vinaigrette of your choice nuts are optional.

Vande Mataram --


Chef Jeena said...

Wonderful tri colour salad Padma it look sso healthy and delicious.

Pooja said...

Salad looks so yummy !!!
Never seen such a refreshing salad .
thanks for your nice entry. Happy Independence day to you too.

Amu... said...

Happy Independance Day Padma...
Good Looking and Healthy Salad...mmm Love it..:-)

Cham said...

Beautiful refreshing one :) Happy Independence day!

Deepthi Shankar said...

tro color salad looks really nice padma .. Happy Independence day to you

Anonymous said...

colorful salad...happy independence day..... :)

Suganya said...

This is a colorful post. Salad looks amazing. YUM!. Very patriotic salad. Thank u for my award.....

Mahek said...

Such a great looking salad and so right too...

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Just found your blog on Jersey Biters. What a pretty salad!

Latha Narasimhan said...

Vandemataram! :) What a healthy way to celebrate our Independence day! :)) The peacock is simply superb!

Unknown said...

Very beautiful salad! healthy meal :) I love teh pic!

kanthi said...

wow.. lovely ,independance day salaad padma, first very beautiful then very nutritous..

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