Friday, August 5, 2011

Fresh Garden Salad

I was looking for croutons and romaine lettuce but I failed to find it in the grocery where we went to, but anyway what I just included was iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, white cucumber and totapuri mangoes.

Fresh Garden Salad, like the red,yellow and greens here
garden salad

Totapuri mangoes are bigger sized mangoes which you use peelers to open it and the taste is sweet and not that sour. It’s like eating Indian mangoes in the Philippines although the size and color of it differs. I will showcase Totapuri mangoes on tomorrows’ article so that you can also see what they look like since here in India, they do have varieties of mangoes as I have showcase some of it like the Alphonso mangoes which is the most expensive mango of all.

You can add carrots, red cabbage and corn kernels to you garden salad as some also include red beets into it. If you’re not that vegetarian, you can add boiled eggs and put your favorite salad dressing. What I used for my salad dressing here is the ready made Thousand Island dressing.

Here are the other Salad Dressings for you to select on your delish salad:

1.Vinaigrette – A mixture of vinegar and olive oil with flavored herbs and spices which is served cold.

2.Caesar Dressing- Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, salt, wine vinegar, coddled egg yolks.

3.French dressing- red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, sugar, mustard, garlic, lemon juice, black pepper.

4.Ranch Dressing- Composed of buttermilk, sour cream, yogurt, mayonnaise, minced green onion, garlic powder and other seasonings. It is much better to buy it so that you won't sweat out.

5.Hummus- Is popularly known in the Middle East which is a spread or dip made from mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, salt, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. You can buy it in the grocery although it will be that costly especially if the country you are in imports it only just like here in India.

I did not mix the salad dressing here since we enjoy to dip it in the dressing

A salad a day is very healthy to consider especially you can encourage your kids to like veggies and salad is the right way to start. You can create more interesting salads to your family by being creative and I can say that I will also be searching ways to apply other types of salads on my menu and on this blog.

Fresh tomatoes, iceberg lettuce and white cucumber
fresh salad,garden,iceberg lettuce

Just be sure that your Fresh garden salad will be really that fresh. Buying organic products and veggies will be that expensive but this depends on your budget. If your budget does not suggest buying organics, then just buy fresh veggies and be sure to wash those vegetables and fruits carefully and neatly by using veggie wash. What we regularly use and I always have it in my kitchen was Tiens vegetable wash. Not promoting the product, just stating that this was the one I prefer to use for my family’s safety eating raw veggies. I need to be careful eating raw since I am pregnant so every time I prefer my food, I always wash them with this one. Hope I have encouraged you again to be positive in life, be healthy and serve your family a healthy meal!


Go Green! said...

What a beautiful salad! I can't wait to try it!

Strawberrychocodahi said...

@Gogreen- thanks my friend, it's a sure must try healthy salad!

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