Salad Recipes

Caesar Salad


1/2 cup mayonnaise (one can use egg less)
1/2 cup hung curds
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 teaspoon mustard
2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Lettuce torn
Herbed croutons
Parmesan cheese

In a bowl mix curds, mayonnaise garlic, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and add salt to taste.
Toss lettuce and croutons together. Add above dressing (as required) and toss the salad and some freshly grated pepper. Garnish with cheese and serve.
You can also add apples and cheese or paneer cubes to the salad


Italian Salad

2 cups Lettuce torn into pieces
1 cucumber  pulp removed and diced
1/2 Red capsicum diced
1 tomato de-seeded and diced
1 onion diced
1/2 cup boiled corn
1 cheese cube diced

Salad Dresseing
2 tbsp olive oil
1 teaspoon mixed herbs (oregano, Basil Parsley)
1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon garlic
1/4 teaspoon sugar or to taste
salt to taste

For the Dressing: Heat olive oil and remove from flame. Add garlic, red chili flakes and mixed herbs. let it stand till cool. add the lime juice, vinegar, salt and sugar. Keep aside for 2 hours.

At the time of serving: Toss the salad ingredients together and add the salad dressing and toss and serve.

Note: you can even use the Italian Herb Mix taught in the class to toss salad in. Can also use the Italian Dip from the class as salad dressing

1 ripe avocado -- should be dark in color as light color ones can be bitter   
1 small tomato de-seeded and chopped
1/2 onion finely chopped
2 teaspoon lime juice
salt to taste 
1/4th teaspoon garlic optional

Cut open the avocado and scoop out the pulp from inside.  Mash the pulp. Add chopped tomatoes, onions, garlic,salt and lime juice. Mix well. Serve chilled

Salad Dressing ---1
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp. lemon juice ( adjust to ur taste)
1/4 tsp pepper
salt to taste
1 tsp. mustard (more or less according to taste)
2 cloves garlic mashed

For Salad:- carrots, cucumber, red bell pepper, lecctuce--- quarted.

Whisk oil, lemon juice salt and pepper till well blended (oil and juice combine) Add garlic and mustard and whisk well. Toss the salad in the dressing at the time of serving. Adjust the seasoning 

Salad Dressing --2
1/4 cup black olives
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. lemon juice (to taste)
salt to taste
1 tsp. chili flakes
1/4 tsp. oregano.
1/2 tsp garlic chopped finely (optional)

Mash the black olives to get a rough paste or then grind in a mixer. remove in a heat proof bowl and add rest of the ingredients except oil. Heat oil and add this hot oil to the olive mixture. let it stand for half hour.
Dice cucumbers, carrots, radish, lettuce etc and toss in the above salad at time of serving. 

Mexican Salad 
1 cups corn chips roughly broken
1 cup shredded lettuce
1/4 cup re fried beans / Rajma boiled
1/4 cup salsa sauce
some jalapenos chopped

On a plate spread a layer of corn chips, on them put re fried beans, on it put salsa sauce.
Mix jalapenos and shredded lettuce and put on top of salsa sauce. Lastly add a dollop of mayonnaise or sprinkle some grated cheese on it. Add some spice sprinkle some chili flakes.

Mixed Bean Salad
1 onion diced                                           1 potato, boiled and diced
2 teaspoon lime juice or to taste                salt and red chili powder to taste
1/2 cup, boiled Rajma                              1/2 cup boiled chole
2 tablespoon oil                                       1/4 cup peanuts crushed

  1. Heat oil in a pan add peanuts toss till they fry. Add potoes toss till browm specks appear on them.
  2. Add rajma, chole, onion, salt, chili powder, lemon juice and chat masala. Give it a good toss and serveat romm temprature,
 Variation: to make the above aslad Italian style use oilve oil, chili flakes and mixed herbs

Corn Salad
1 cup corn, boiled
1 cucumber diced     
1 tomato deseeded and diced
1 onion diced                                                        
1 teaspoon vinegar                                        
2 teaspoon mustard paste
5 tablespoon hung curds                               
salt to taste
1 teaspoon olive oil                     
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic chopped/ dried garlic        

  1. Whisk together curds, mustard paste, vinegar, olive oil, garlic, salt and oregano. Keep to chill.
  2. At the time of serving toss together corn, cucumber, onion and tomatoes. 
  3. Mix in the dressing and serve chilled.

White Radish and Carrot Salad
2 white radish -- Mooli
2 carrots
salt to taste
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 cup boiled corn
1/4 cup chopped coriander
2 chopped green chilies

Grate the carrot and radish. Squeeze out water from them and keep to chill. At the time of serving mix in rest of the ingredients. Toss and serve.

Think different : to make it Italian add mixed herbs or any one of dips we make in class or then the chili oil. Corn can be substituted for sprouts too.

This is how we make the recipes work for us one salad can be made different every time.

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