Fruity Salad With Dried Basil

Fruity salad with dried basil.
Sharing one of my favourite and simple yet tasty and flavourful salad.
A healthy, easy to make and delicious salad.
Serve this salad with lunch or dinner or enjoy a bowl full only salad. You can add any of your favourite fruit in it. I have used apple, pear, pomegranate, sweet corn and tomato. I have also added dry roasted almond and fresh coconut to add some crunch.
You may like some more salad recipes on this blog.

1. Corn salad

2. Fruity salad with parsley

3. Peas chickpeas low calorie salad

4. Mango pomegranate tender coconut salsa

5. Watermelon salsa

Sending this salad to this week’s Foodiemonday bloghop. I am late today. My kitchen is under renovation. So I have decided to skip this week. But my lovely friend Preethi Prasad suggested me to try something. In evening when the carpenters stopped their work for today I have made this simple yet healthy and delicious salad with whatever I had in my pantry. And very happy with the taste and flavour. Thanks Preethi.

This week 212 #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is salad stories suggested by our bloghop member and very talented blogger Narmadha. Narmadha blog at Nams Corner. Check out her space for different kinds of recipes. I especially love her dessert recipes. You can also get non-veg recipes on her blog.

I have used apple, pomegranate, pear, cucumber, coconut and tomato. You can use any fruit of your choice. Finely chopped onion can be used in the salad. Sometimes I also add little garlic powder but today I have made it without onion garlic. You can also use mint leaves or cilantro/coriander leaves in the salad if you want.

Recipe

Apple – 1 small, cubed

Pomegranate arils – 1/2 cup

Pear – 1 small, cubed

Fresh coconut – 1/4 cup, finely chopped

Almonds – 2 tablespoon, dry roasted

Sweet corn kernels – 1/2 cup, boiled

Cucumber – 1 small, peeled and cubed

Tomato – 1, cubed

Pink or black salt or rock salt – to taste

Freshly ground black pepper – to taste

Dried basil – 1 teaspoon

Ginger powder – 1/2 teaspoon, optional

Lemon juice – 2 tablespoon

Vinegar – 1 tablespoon

Method

1. Slice the dry roasted almonds.

2. In a glass bowl combine all the fruits, tomato, cucumber and sweet corn.

3. Add black, pink or rock salt, freshly ground black pepper, dried basil, vinegar and lemon juice.

4. Add dry ginger powder if using. You can also use ginger julienne or grated ginger if you like the flavour of ginger.

5. Mix well. Taste and add more salt and lemon juice if required.

6. Serve immediately or keep in the refrigerator and serve chilled.

Notes
1. You can use any herbs of your choice instead of basil.
2. Finely chopped or sliced onion can be used in the salad.

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Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon salsa.
Here is a healthy and quick recipe for my 400 post. Thanks everyone for your love and support.

Watermelon salsa is a perfect appetizer for summer. Very easy and quick to make. Just combine everything. Refrigerate for few minutes and enjoy. If you have mango, strawberry or any other fruit then you can add them in this salsa. Use the fruits according to your choice. Bowl full of this salsa is refreshing, filling, healthy and delicious. And also great for weight watchers. You can get one more fruit salsa here.

Loaded with vitamins, minerals and nutrients, watermelon is one fruit you should not miss this hot season.
own as a body-healing fruit, watermelon is full of amazing health benefits, especially during the summer season. Because clearly, it is the best time to indulge in this fresh, succulent melon, as it has to offer an array of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. The fruit is incredibly hydrating, with up to 92 per cent water content, making it naturally low in fat.

If you eat watermelon on a daily basis, it can improve your cardiovascular health and protect your eyes and immune system.
Source

You may like some more watermelon recipes on this blog.

1. Watermelon rasgulla

2. Watermelon cantaloupe mint smoothie

3. Watermelon sandesh

4. Watermelon muffins

5. Virgin watermelon mojito

6. Mocktail with watermelon and Fanta

7. litchi watermelon date peach Tulsi and almond smoothie

8. Watermelon cooler with Tulsi and Aloe Vera

Our this week’s 194 #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is Summer fruit fest suggested by Swaty Malik who blog at
foodtrails.
Do visit her space for some wonderful recipes she shared.

I have used boiled sweet corn, cucumber and tomato in this salsa. You can use red and yellow bell pepper, mango, pineapple, strawberry or any fruit of your choice.

Recipe

Watermelon – 2 cup, scooped or cubed

Sweet corn – 1/2 cup, boiled

Cilantro or coriander leaves – 2 tablespoon, chopped

Green chilli – 1 finely chopped

Cucumber – 1, peeled and cubed

Tomato – 1 cubed

Red onion – 1, chopped

Freshly crushed black pepper – to taste

Dried mint leaves – 2 tablespoon, crushed

Or

Fresh mint leaves – 2 tablespoon, chopped

Orange juice – 1/4 cup

Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon

Rock salt or black pepper – to taste

Method

1. Combine everything in a glass bowl. Mix gently.

2. I have used dried mint leaves. If you are using dried mint leaves like me then crush the dried leaves with your both palm and mix.

3. Garnish with cilantro or coriander leaves or mint leaves.

4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes and serve with tortilla chips or papad. Or enjoy bowl full as appetizer.

Notes

1. You can use jalapeño, red and yellow bell pepper, mango, strawberry, pineapple, fresh coconut pieces or any fruit of your choice.
2. Add chilli and black pepper according to your taste.

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Corn Salad

Corn salad.
Delicious refreshing filling and healthy salad. Perfect for this hot weather.
Just mix sweet corn, parsley, tomato, cucumber and onion with a tangy delicious dressing. Topped with roasted almond and sesame seeds. And your salad will be ready in a jiffy.
Roasted crunchy almond and sesame seeds will make this salad delish.

You can get some more salad recipe here.
Peas chickpea low calorie salad

Mango pomegranate tender coconut salsa

Fruity salad with corn cucumber and parsley

Its my 300 post on the blog. Sharing this healthy salad and coming soon with one more interesting recipe for you.
Sending this post to the 151 #Foodiemonday bloghop #Corn theme.

I have mentioned above that recipe is very easy and simple. I have used 1 tablespoon almond in it but if you like more crunch then you can use 2 tablespoon sliced roasted almond. If you don’t like parsley then you can use cilantro or coriander leaves, mint, basil or any other herb of your choice.

Recipe

Sweet corn – 1/2 cup

Tomato – 2, chopped

Onion – 1, sliced

Parsley – 1/4 cup

Cucumber – 1

Lemon juice – 2 tablespoon

Vinegar – 2 tablespoon

Mustard powder – 3/4 teaspoon

Black pepper powder – 1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Olive oil – 2 teaspoon

Almond – 1 tablespoon

Sesame seeds – 1 tablespoon

Method

1. For dressing, in a bowl mix olive oil, salt, mustard powder, lemon juice, vinegar, salt and black pepper powder. Whisk well and keep aside.

2. Dry roast the almonds and sesame seeds.
Let the almonds cool down and slice them.

3. In a bowl mix sweet corn, cubed cucumber, chopped tomatoes, sliced onion and parsley leaves.

4. Mix the dressing in it. Combine everything well.

5. Taste and add more salt and lemon juice if require.
Sprinkle roasted sliced almonds and roasted sesame seeds over it.

6. Cover and keep in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Serve chilled

Enjoy……

Notes

1. If you don’t have parsley then you can use cilantro, mint, basil or any herb of your choice.

2. You can add 1 tablespoon more roasted and sliced almond if you like the crunchiness in your salad.

3. You can use broccoli, capsicum, bell peppers, carrot, radish or whatever vegetable you like.

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Fruity Salad With Corn Cucumber And Parsley

Fruity salad with corn, cucumber, and Parsley.
A perfect dish for this scorching summer. And a great way to feed kids fruit. A chilled bowl of this fruit salad is filling, delicious and easy to make.

You can use any fruit of your choice. I have used watermelon, pineapple and mango with sweet corn, cucumber, tomato and Parsley.

You can use grapes, banana, apples, kiwi, pomegranate, orange or any fruits you have. If you don’t like Parsley then you can use mint, basil, cilantro or coriander leaves or any herb of your choice. Mix salt and pepper. Drizzle lemon juice and serve immediately or keep in refrigerator and serve chilled. Enjoy a bowl full of chilled fruity salad.
You can get two more salad recipes here.

Pea chickpea low calorie salad

Mango pomegranate tender coconut salsa

Our this week’s 149th #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is #salad.
When all the members vote for salad, I thought of my favourite fruit salad. Yes I love it as lunch in this hot weather. You can adjust the pepper powder according to your taste. Use any fruit available in your pantry. Lemon juice, black salt and pepper powder will make your salad delicious.

Recipe

Sweet corn – 1 cup

Cucumber – 1 cup, diced

Watermelon – 1 cup, scooped or cubed

Pineapple – 1 cup, diced

Mango – 1 cup, scooped or cubed

Tomato – 2, small

Black salt or rock salt – 1 teaspoon

Black pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon or to taste

Lemon juice – 2 tablespoon

Chopped Parsley – 2 tablespoon

Method

1. Chop the tomatoes in small pieces. Take only outer part. Remove the pulp or seed. Don’t discard, you can use it in the curries.

2. In a bowl add all the ingredients and chopped tomatoes. You can use halved cherry tomatoes if you want.

3. Add salt, pepper powder and lemon juice.

4. Mix well. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Add more salt, pepper and lemon juice if require.

5. Serve immediately or keep in refrigerator and serve chilled.

Notes –

1. You can use any fruit of your choice.

2. If you don’t have Parsley then you can use chopped mint leaves, basil, cilantro or any herb of your choice.

3. You can also use finely sliced 1 onion in it.

4. You can add chopped green chilli if you like your salad spicy.

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100th Foodiemonday Bloghop Celebration 

Congratulations to all the bloghop members. This time we are celebrating 💯
 #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is #”100th celebrationyourbest. I am sharing my all the old bloghop posts today. 

I have learnt a lot from bloghop. And got many lovely friends here who are always ready to help each other. On this special occasion I would like to thank all our bloghop members. 

Every week we have to take a challenge to make a new recipe. Sometimes it takes out from our comfort zone. Really enjoying this culinary journey with Foodiemonday bloghop. 

Starting with some dessert  which I have posted for bloghop.

Watermelon sandesh

No bake mango cheesecake

Misti doi parfaite

Cake sandesh

Chocolate vanilla fudge

Kesar pista sandesh

Malpua 

Mango kalakand

Chocolate ice-cream 

Water chestnut laddu

Date palm jaggery rice pudding

Gokul pithe

Eggless sugarless choco orange mousse

Choco coco delight
Now here are some cookies which I have shared for bloghop 

Oats whole wheat caraway cookies

Oats almond jaggery cookies 

Red velvet choco chips cookies 

Date palm jaggery oats dry fruits cookies

Finger millet chocolate crinkle cookies 

Orange crinkle cookies

Vanilla chocolate chips cookies

Sugarless date and oats cookies 

Oats thandai nankhatai
Some delicious eggless cakes and muffins 

Kewra flavoured saffron pistachio muffins

Chocolate cake with orange crunch and glaze

Fruity muffins 

Water chestnut and coconut cake

Coconut mawa cake

Sugarless dry fruits cup cake with oats

Fruit cake 

Rasgulla cupcakes
Healthy and yummy drinks to beat the heat 

Beetroot smoothie

Virgin-watermelon-mojito 

Orange grapes frozen cooler 

Cottage cheese and mango smoothie 

Watermelon cooler with Tulsi and aloe vera

Apple orange banana grapes and carrot smoothie
Delicious snacks 

Potato pie

Savoury potato cake

Beetroot appe 

Semolina-and-lentils-appe 

Potato stuffed egg enchilada

Cheesy savoury muffins 

Ghugni and aloo kabli chaat 

Stuffed potatoes 

Savoury cake 

Oats veg burger

Aloo chop or potato fritters

Thin crust double burst pizza 

Oats semolina pancake 

Nimki or mathri

Some veg dishes I have shared for bloghop 

Banana butter masala

Rajasthani gatta curry 

Matar kofta 

Vegetable au gratin

Potato with nigella poppy seed and tomato

Aloo kofta curry 

Lentil patties in Mustard sauce 

Radhaballavi with dum aloo

Baked vegetables 

Mangodi

Cauliflower with ginger julienne 

Luchi-dum-aalu 

Soya-koftaballs-in-gravy 

Now some lip-smacking non veg dishes 

Railway mutton curry 

Egg korma

Masor tenga or tangy fish curry
One pot meal or rice dishes 

Mint rice 

Beetroot rice

Mexican rice

Carrot rice 

Tricolour-rice

Soups, salad and salsa 

Mango pomegranate tender coconut salsa

Gazpacho-or-cold-soup 

Tomato cilantro egg drop soup 

Peas chickpea low calorie salad

Beetroot soup
Bread 

Cheesy bread

Mixed vegetables stuffed paratha
From next Monday some more talented bloggers will be joining us. A warm welcome to Aruna ,Amrita Iyer ,Priya Iyer , Veena , Mallika, Poonam. Lets grow together.

Mango Pomegranate And Tender Coconut Salsa 

Mango, pomegranate and tender coconut salsa.

Mango is one of the most favourite fruit of the world. Its called king of the fruits because of it’s superbly delicious taste. And mango season is at its peak this time. I have already made some yummy dishes with it. Mango litchi fudge or burfi.  Eggless no bake no gelatin cheesecake.  Paneer or cottage cheese and mango smoothie.  Mango kalakand.  Mango sandesh.  Mango banana smoothie.  Eggless mango mug cake.  Mango coconut and flax seed smoothie 

Its Monday again. Our bloghop day.  And this week #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is #CWFB means cook with fellow blogger. Yes we have to choose a recipe from each other’s blog. This  recipe is from my fellow blogger and friend Alka’s blog. She has an excellent blog. Alka is a Blogger Photographer and Food Stylist.  She always amazed us by her photography skill. Visit her blog Culinaryxpress  for many amazing recipes and excellent pictures. All the pictures are really a visual treat.
At first I thought of a baking recipe from her blog. But I  am out of town this time. So its impossible to bake anything. Alka suggested me to make this easy no cook but delicious Mango pomegranate and tender coconut salsa.  Thanks Alka.

Mango is my favourite fruit. And I have used it in many of my dishes. But all are sweet. In this recipe sweet pulpy mango, Pomegranate,  cucumber and tender coconut mixed with salt, green chilli and pepper. Sounds interesting isn’t it? Believe me taste is too good. Pomegranate, cucumber and onion gives a crunchy texture to this salsa. Love this sweet, salty and spicy mixed taste.

According to Alka “Salsas  always go well with a platter of Chips, Tortillas and even with Papads khakras, which are a slightly healthier version when compared to chips. I prefer the Mango salsa the most for it’s perfect burst of flavors with the sweetness of mangoes which is balanced with the acidity from lemon and the heat from the chillies but you can make various salsa varieties with fruits and vegetables during their respective seasons”.

I am in Kolkata now so I have used Himsagar mango. Thanks to bro Nilotpol Ganguli for these sweet juicy flavourful mangoes. A superbly delicious gift. I love the taste of this variety. Its a famous variety in West Bengal.

Recipe 


Mangoes –  2 large ripe , peeled, diced

Cucumber –  1 diced

Pomegranate seeds –  ¼ cup

Tender coconut –  1,  flesh cut in one inch strips

Red onion –  ½ cup , chopped
Coriander leaves –   ¼ cup chopped

chilli –  1 finely chopped

Lime –  1

salt and Black pepper to taste

Method 



Dice the mangoes and cucumber and keep aside. Deseed the pomegranate and take out the flesh of the tender coconut.

In a large bowl, combine diced mangoes, cucumber, chopped onions,pomegranate seeds, tender coconut, chopped chilies and chopped coriander leaves.Add lime juice and salt to taste. Mix well.

Let this sit for 10-15 mins for flavors to mingle together.Serve it with papads or chips.

For outdoors, scoop them in paper cups and serve it with scoop type chips or papas.

Enjoy the sweet, salty and spicy mixed summer fruit salsa.  Perfect for this hot weather.

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Peas Chickpea Low Calorie Salad 

Low calorie  peas and chickpeas salad.

A very healthy, satisfying meals on their own or perfect accompaniments to main dishes.

This post is going to be a part of #Foodiemonday #bloghop theme is #salad.

My contribution is this low calorie peas and chickpea salad.Packed with fresh, nutritious and fibrous vegetables. We should include salad with our every meal.

You can serve it as a starter too. If you have chopped veggies ready then its a most fuss free, easy and quick dish to make. Toss and mix and its ready.

If you are on a diet calm your hunger pangs with this low cal delicious salad.

This salad has protein packed chickpeas. They are prized for their high protein and fiber content, and also contain several key vitamins and minerals.

Green peas are great source of vitamins,, minerals, protein etc. Green peas are known to promote vision and eye health.

Coconut is one of the wonder food of the earth. It recognized as a top immune booster, antibiotic, anti fungal, antiviral and antibacterial remedy for thousands of years.

Mustard powder gives a flavour and its rich in phyto-nutrients, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants.

Capsicum contains very low calories and fat thus reduces the level of bad cholesterol in the body and gives a crunchiness to the salad.

Tomatoes are a good source of potassium, vitamins, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, and copper. Apart from health benefits its give tanginess to  the salad.

Ginger is always used for relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain.

Lemon juice is full of vitamin C. It boosts the immune system and helps in weight loss.

You can add any vegetables, fruits or sprouts of your choice like pineapple, pomegranate, lettuce, cabbage, spinach, mint leaves, sweet corn etc.

 

 

Recipe 

 

Chickpeas – 1/2 cup boiled

green peas – 1/2 cup

Capsicum – 1/2 cubed

Onion – 1 cubed

Tomato – 1 cubed

Cucumber – 1 cubed

Coriander leaves – 2 teaspoon chopped

Fresh coconut – 2 tablespoon finely chopped

Ginger julienne – 2 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Mustard powder – 1 & 1/2 teaspoon

Lemon juice – 2 tablespoon

Black pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon or to taste

Hard boiled egg – 1-2 sliced



Method 


Boil the overnight soaked chickpeas. Mix lemon juice and mustard powder. Stir well and keep aside. If you are using fresh green peas boil or microwave them. I have used frozen peas.

Combine chopped onion, capsicum, cucumber, ginger julienne ,coconut, boiled chickpeas, green peas, tomato and finely chopped coriander leaves. You can use 1-2 chopped Green chilli too if you like it spicy.

You can increase or decrease the ingredients as per your taste. I don’t like capsicum much so I have used half, you can use 1 full capsicum if you like. You can use any fruits or vegetables  too like pineapple, pomegranate, sweet corn etc.

Add salt, black pepper powder and lemon juice and mustard powder mix. Mix well. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Garnish with coconut, coriander leaves and sliced hard boiled egg.

You can serve it chilled too. Keep it in refrigerator and serve with meal. Or satisfy your sudden hunger pangs with this delicious low calorie salad.

Enjoyyyyy