Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Simple and refreshing Salad

When my cousins visited us, I made Kerala special lunch for them. Having seen the dishes that could stuff someone up with huge calories, they asked surprisingly if that was what we usually have everyday. Well, we may not have that many number of dishes on a single day, but it is what we usually have on our menu.

Now that they were on diet and having inspired by their routine and how it has been helping them cut down unwanted/extra pounds, we thought we could also go by that rule - eat healthy, stay healthy. We too switched to salads instead of fried snacks for tea.

I always used to think how could one eat something raw. Isn't it meant for animals? But once we started having it we knew we were missing out on something all this long. Also, we avoid dressings which actually negates the whole purpose of having salads but supplementing it with red wine vinegar helps.


  1. 10-12 Grape tomatoes, cut into half
  2. 1 Avacado , cut into cubes
  3. 2 cups of Lettuce, cut into strips
  4. 1 Cucumber, sliced
  5. Salt and pepper as required
  6. 1/2 tbsp of Red wine vinegar 

  • In a salad bowl, add the ingredients 1- 4. 
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper as per taste.
  • Pour in the red wine vinegar and toss it well with a salad spoon.
  1. You could grate some cheese on top of it to make it more delicious. However, they would add on to calories.
  2. Add more greens in it like baby spinach leaves, pomegranate seeds, mandarine, pears, boiled egg(cut into cubes), cooked chicken breast , dry fruits (dried cranberries, raisins or almonds)etc. to bring in more variety. 
  3. Pour in little olive oil instead of red wine vinegar and it would make the salad even more  delicious.


  1. we are into the Salad and Clean eating mode... This salad is just simple and refreshing! Great capture of motion Anupa.. Happy New Year !

  2. Lovely clicks Anupa... Me too planning to try some salad recipe... Bookmarking yours.

  3. This is an easy salad recipe..Last year my hubby got into the habit of eating salad for dimmer and he used white wine vinegar for dressing .I am not a salad person but still used to taste it little bit from him and surprisngly like it too but skipping meals and eating salads was never possible for me...maybe this could be my new year resolution to try and eat more salad.

  4. Looks delicious very nice and healthy salad.

  5. I just love this simple salad... no hassles, just cut and eat! :)

  6. I will never get tired of eating this beautiful salad :D


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