Thursday, March 8, 2012

Herb salad - For Gourmet Seven

         A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainity - Rudyard Kipling
 Happy Women's Day Friends. I always feel proud to be a Woman but there are some situation which makes to feel bad for the same. H about you gals?!!!!
         Now coming to the recipes, For this month's The Gourmet Seven we decided to prepare some exotic Salads and landed on 101cookbooks. Salads are not new to me weekly three times i make Sundal or simply boil any legume/lentils , mix with onion tomatoes, then stir in lemon honey dressing. This is routine at my home and my H love Salads. When i went to India, he managed his days with only salads n fruits. He love to eat raw vegs/legumes/fruits as such without tossed in dressing. He badly hates the dressing part, Dunno the reason but me straight opposite to him :) love salads mainly for its dressing part n not interested to eat them raw. My kids also like me they too love the dressing part, mainly the simple Mayo dressing.
        As i love the dressing part more, i chosen this Herb Salad. Yes, this salad include simple ingredients with Avocado dressing...Mmmmm...Yummy !! We even enjoyed the left over dressing as a Topping (mixed with some finely chopped cucmber,onion,tomato,cilantro)to go with Multi-grain Toppers. You can even enjoy this Avocado dressing as a sandwich spread. And the other main part of the recipe, "Herbs" - Cilantro,Basil & Chives. Cilantro is not a new one we daily use in our day-to-day's cooking, Basil i have used once or twice in cooking but Chives i tried for the first time. I added only 2 chopped basil leaves n few chopped chives, as my H doesn't like its strong flavor. The herbs doesn't smell anything until i tossed it with the salad ingredients, so adjust to your taste. And for the crunchy part i used Peanuts n Pecans instead Pepitas. Peanuts tasted so good with the corn n beans. Try this salad with rich avocado dressing, sure u will love it. Now to the recipe...


Ingredients
  1. Green Beans   1 cup (chopped)
  2. Sweet corn  2no.s (husked n cut kernels)
  3. Lettuce    1 handful (chopped)
  4. Red Onion    1 small(sliced or chopped)
  5. Cilantro   1 handful(finely chopped)
  6. Chives    1 tbsp(finely chopped)
  7. Basil leaves    2-3 or to taste(chopped)
  8. Peanuts n Pecans    1 small handful
For  Dressing
  1. Avocado   1/2 medium
  2. Garlic   1 clove
  3. Sea salt    to taste
  4. Greek Yogurt   3 tbsp
  5. Lemon juice    2 tsp
Method
  • Wash green beans, chop  to little big pieces...bring 3 cups of water to boil,add salt and then add green beans and wait for a minute and drain n wash beans in cold water.
  • Cur corn kernels from the cob and keep ready.
  • Take a blender, add avocado pulp,crushed garlic,salt,lemon juice and blend well.
  • Then transfer it to a bowl, add yougurt mix well and adjust salt to taste.
  • Cling wrap the dressing and keep it in the fridge until use.
  • Now in a wide bowl, combine all the ingredients- beans,corn kernels, onions,herbs,nuts and toss well and add 2-3 spoons of dressing , toss again n serve immediately.
  • Adjust salt n dressing to taste.

Notes:
You can use any desired nuts - Almonds,Walnuts etc.
After mixing Herbs n dressing serve immediately don't keep it for long time.

42 comments:

  1. absolutely wow....what a flavorful n healthy salad...drooling over the pics :-)

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  2. Love the herb salad. I can imagine how fresh and lovely this must taste!

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  3. healthy and tempting! looks fantastic!...double like!

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  4. This looks awesome Sangee, and a dressing with avocado, simply superb and the pictures are very good..

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  5. Love the look of it! What can be more healthy than a salad :)

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  6. such a healthy salad. love it.

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  7. Yum and healthy salad. I love the way you have cut the beans

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  8. wow!very healthy and colourful salad!

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  9. Herb salad looks so colorful and inviting! love the dressing used for the salad.

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  10. I too like the creamy dressing more than the salad..this one looks yum

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  11. Salad looks so fancy would love to try this gourmet salad soon.

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  12. wow healthy salad n beautiful pics as always!!!

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  13. sangee all you pretty gourmets whipping up gourmet salads. I cant wait for my turn now. And the salad looks healthy, flavorful and colorful. Kids delight and adults delight too :)

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  14. Wondeful clicks. I can see the you are having with ur DSLR Sangee. Dressing part is just too good. Smooth and creamy.

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  15. I love Salads and this one looks super yum.... :)

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    Neetu

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  16. I love salads... & this looks super yum...

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    Neetu

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  17. Awesome.. colourful.. delicious.... Wowest!!!!

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  18. Salad luks very yumm,health n colourful. Awesome!

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  19. looks delicious dear..im a salad person ..loved this recipe :)

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  20. Awesome....

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  21. Such bright clicks!! I was thinking to do something with salads this time as it's high time to catch up on some good heath and you guys are giving a great kick... :)

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  22. U r just awesome.very unique recipes with nice pics.....and this looks really delicious n like inviting...
    Maha

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  23. wow...healthy salad sangeetha...

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  24. This looks delicious..Totally YUMMY

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  25. This looks delicious..Totally YUMMY

    Aarthi
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  26. salad looks colourful n inviting!!

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  27. very nicely done!looks really inviting.......

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  28. Salad looks very colorful!!Wonderful clicks..
    Happy Women's Day :)
    I always feel proud be a Women :)

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  29. Healthy and delicious salad sangee :)

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  30. wow...what a healthy, colourful & tummy filling salad!!!

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  31. Salad sounds incredibly healthy and delicious too!

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  32. Absolutely love the idea and how healthy and good that looks.

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  33. What a wonderful salad recipe. Easy to make and looks so colourful. Clicks are amazing. I love to try different types of salads. This herb salad is definitely on my list for the weekend. Thank you for sharing this herb salad recipe.

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