The best way to enjoy your vegetables is to make a lip smacking salad which gives you so many textures to relish.
Don’t keep yourself restricted to the crunch and experiment with the various textures around. Boiled sprouts, mushrooms, peas, corn, chewy raisins, nuts, grilled cottage cheese, grilled bread, pastas, numerous cheeses… the list is endless.
Most salads are traditionally served cold, although some, such as south German potato salad, are served warm.
You can also dress up your salad with the various dressings available in the market or even make them from scratch. Some of the more commonly used dressing are:
The more colorful the salad, the more inviting it is so try that red radish and enjoy the flavours of a freshly tossed salad.
To make a Garden Salad, here’s what you’ll need:
1 Cucumber, wash throughly and diced into bite size pieces
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 medium onion, julliened
1 cup sweet corn, boiled
1/2 cup peas, boiled
1 small bell pepper, julliened
1/2 iceberge lettuce, grated
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp vinegar
1 glove garlic, crushed
1/4 tsp mustard powder
salt and black pepper, to taste
Mix all the ingredients from the dressing in an airtight jar and shake well to emulsify. Add all vegetables in the serving bowl and toss well with the dressing. Enjoy the crispy with a nice soup and some toasted bread!
TIP: Make sure to mix the dressing just before eating else the salt from the dressing will let water out from vegetables, making your salad watery!