Category Archives: Salad

Sprouts Salad

Sprouts Salad

Sprout salad is the simplest and healthiest way to beat the heat. It is quick to make and you don’t need to spend lot of time in Kitchen. Just sprout the beans of your choice, add the dressing, and chill. Come summer and I start looking for recipes which help me stay away from kitchen as much as possible. Summer in Singapore (I don’t know if there is any other season here) is very hot and humid and its salad for lunch every alternate day. This particular salad is easy, healthy, and my husband’s favourite too.

Moong and Moth Sprouts

I have used moong and moth beans sprouts. You can try using alfalfa beans, chickpeas, radish, or even soya beans. Making sprouts at home is very easy. Just soak the moong and moth beans in water overnight. Next day, drain the water and tie the beans in a wet kitchen towel. Keep these tied sprouts in a covered container overnight and you have the sprouts ready. If you want the beans to sprout more, you can wash and tie them again and keep them covered for 12 more hours. You can store them in fridge for 1-2 days and use as required.

toppings salad

You can experiment with the toppings. Boiled potatoes, cucumber, grated carrots, and shredded cabbage are a great addition to this healthy salad. Morning breakfast, evening snack, or even lunch during summer this sprout salad can be enjoyed any time.

Sprout Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mixed sprouts (moong & moth)
  • ¼ cup mixed bell peppers chopped
  • 3 tbsp chopped onions
  • ¼ cup chopped tomatoes

For Dressing

  • 3 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp chat masala
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Recipe

Combine the ingredients for dressing and mix well. Keep aside.

Mix sprouts, capsicum, tomatoes, onions. Add the dressing and mix well. Serve chilled.

Grilled Bell Peppers and Chick Peas Salad

Roasted pepper and chick pea salad

This is a quick, healthy, and filling salad. Chick peas or garbanzo beans are a dieter’s delight. They are rich in fiber, protein, and iron. Mint and lettuce add flavor and crunch to this salad. Grilled veggies give it a nice smoky flavor. Best way to roast or grill the vegetables would be to grill them on a charcoal or normal gas flame directly. You can roast/grill them in an oven too.

peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, olive oil

This is an ideal evening snack or you can even make it as a side dish for any meal. I prefer to eat this cold as a complete meal instead of a side dish.

Grilled Pepper salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cups boiled chick peas/garbanzo beans
  • ½ red capsicum grilled peeled and chopped
  • ½ green capsicum grilled peeled and chopped
  • ½ tomato grilled, peeled, and chopped
  • ¼ lettuce torn into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp chickpeas mashed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp mint powder
  • ¼ tsp white pepper powder
  • ¼ tsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp basil finely chopped
  • 1tbsp fresh mint leaves finely chopped

Recipe

For the dressing, mix olive oil, salt, mint powder, white pepper powder, lime juice, mashed chick peas, and basil. You can change the quantity of salt and pepper as per taste.

In a bowl mix boiled chickpeas, roasted capsicum, tomato, and lettuce. Pour the dressing and mix thoroughly. Garnish with chopped mint leaves. You can serve this salad warm or chilled.