Salads are often considered as a healthy dish. It is an easy way to consume lot of fresh food in a dish. Anyone can easily make a salad with a composition of sufficient variety of foods. Therefore salads are popular among majority of households. In any cuisine, you can find different salad recipes with dressings of their own matching with taste buds.
On the other way, if you are a One who gives much attention to the artistic side of the serving of food, you can consider serving a salad to add color for the meal. A salad prepared with different colourful ingredients will please any family member or a guest in the dining table.
I am a fan of both healthy recipes and food garnishing. I always add salads to our meal whenever possible. Today I want to share a salad I prepared with baby carrots and purple cabbage. Both purple and orange colour gave me a beautiful dish to increase the appetite.
I blanched purple cabbage in hot water just to remove the raw taste. After that I used baby carrots after slightly roasting. You can still use the oven for roasting carrots. However, I used a pan for quick roasting.
For the salad dressing, I used olive oil with other ingredients such as pepper and paprika. We had some salad greens and lettuce in the fridge, so I added few crushed lettuce leaves with a mix of salad greens. They added some crunchy taste for the final dish.
Finally, this salad was a great side dish for our meal. Below is my recipe. Hope you’ll like it.
Ingredients (for 2 person/1 serving dish)
10 Baby Carrots
1 cup shredded purple cabbage
1 cup salad greens
1 green chili
1 red chili
1 cup of sliced bell peppers (mix of both red and yellow peppers)
For the dressing
1/4 tsp. mustard
1/4 tsp. pepper
3/4 tsp. salt or as per taste
3 tbspn vinegar
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 cup olive oil
Step #1 : Prepare the Salad Dressing
Mix all ingredients listed under salad dressing together until well blend. Place in refrigerator until the salad is ready to serve
Step #2: Prepare the Salad
Blanch shredded purple cabbage for 30 seconds in hot water. Keep aside.
Heat a flat pan and roast baby carrots.
In a salad bowl, mix purple salad, roasted baby carrots, green chili, bell peppers and salad greens.
Step #3 : Serve the Salad
Just before serving the salad, mix the salad dressing with the above prepared salad.
Serve immediately and enjoy.
Please let me know if you enjoy salads in your meal. Do you use a salad as a healthy food choice or do you also consider adding colours to your meal with salads?