Cucumber Mango Salad.
Cucumber is sliced into 2 inch long pieces and mixed with raw mango julienne. The mixture is finally seasoned with cumin seeds oil and herbs. Serve cucumber mango salad sprinkled with chaat masala.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Cucumber Mango Salad.
English Cucumber 1
Raw Mango 1 Small
Green Chiles 1 – 2
Cumin Seeds a big Pinch
Cilantro few Sprigs
Chaat Masala few Pinches
Salt to Taste
Oil 1/2 tsp
Method of preparation:
Peel, wash and julienne the raw mango.
Wash, remove skin, discard seeds and slice the cucumber into around 2 inch long pieces.
Wash and finely chop the cilantro leaves.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.
Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and green chiles.
Fry till cumin seeds change color, remove from heat.
In a mixing bowl, mix together sliced cucumber, raw mango, cilantro, above cumin seeds and green chiles and salt.
Sprinkle chaat masala and serve cucumber mango salad immediately.
Notes: Make sure not to burn the cumin seeds.
Suggestions: Adjust spice with green chiles. Make sure to add salt and chaat masala just before serving if you are planning to refrigerate the chopped cucumber.
Variations: Add finely ground black pepper and few drops of lemon juice if you wish.
Other Names: Cucumber Mango Salad.
Spinach Strawberry Salad.
Fresh strawberries are layered over a handful of baby spinach leaves and drizzled with freshly made honey dressing. Chill for few minutes if desired and serve spinach strawberry salad immediately.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Spinach Strawberry Salad.
Baby Spinach Leaves 2 Cups
Fresh Strawberries 4
Sesame Seeds 1/2 tsp
Honey 2 Tbsps
Lemon Juice 1 Tbsp or Vinegar 2 Tbsps
Olive Oil 1 tsp
Method of preparation:
Whisk honey, vinegar and olive oil and keep aside.
Wash and strain the baby spinach leaves.
Remove stems, wash and slice the strawberries.
In few serving bowls, add baby spinach leaves, sliced strawberries, sesame seeds and pour little bit of freshly prepared honey dressing on top.
Serve spinach strawberry salad immediately.
Notes: Refrigerate spinach and strawberries before using.
Suggestions: Adjust honey according to your preference.
Variations: You can also add sliced onion if you wish.
Other Names: Spinach Strawberry Salad.
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