Sunday, April 27, 2014

Quick Fix Summer Salad

Hello All! Am sure you guys must be wondering whatever happened to me.Well a lot of things actually..friends visiting, sonny boy being unwell,short trip to hometown and then this disgusting Kolkata weather. I mean this is my 8th year in this city but it has never been this bad. And to be honest am in this constant fear that my little boy will not be able to cope up with the heat and fall ill. But then as my friends tell me that kids do just fine..its us moms who hyperventilate. After all we have also survived everything and come so far!

I am having to really drag myself to even make a square meal for my family.Now even the husband is noticing and asking me if everything is ok with me.So I decided that I HAVE to get back to my love.My dearest bunch of blogger friends at KFB have been whipping up delicacies and I am taking inspiration from them. This bout of laziness also meant that my pantry is practically empty and I am having to make do with whatever is available.

Making a start with a Quickfix Summer Salad with a dressing with Asian flavours. Hope you will like and I promise to get back full swing.I used everyday salad veggies like cucumber,onion,tomato,corn and some green apples which gave it the perfect balance.


Cucumber - 1 large - cut into cubes

Tomato - 2 medium - cut into cubes

Onion - 1 small - cut into cubes

Sweet corn - 1 cup - microwaved for 1 min

Green apple - 1 medium - cored and cut into cubes

Carrot - 1 large - cut into cubes

For the dressing:

Olive oil - 4 tbsp.

Roasted cumin powder - 1 tbsp.

Salt - to taste

Chili flakes - 1 tsp - adjust according to taste

Lemon juice - 1 tbsp.

Honey - 1 tbsp.


Clean the vegetables and cut them into cubes. Take a bowl of chilled water and immerse the chopped veggies for 15 mins.

In a glass bowl mix well all the ingredients listed under dressing. whisk well.

Drain the veggies and transfer to a salad bowl. Drizzle the dressing on top, mix well and chill in the refrigerator for a while.

Eat it as it is or it even goes very well with everyday home cooked meals like dal-chawal.

               I am sending this recipe to the ongoing event at KFB "Beat the Heat"



  1. Hi! I made this salad and it was perfect. Though I put other veggies in and with the dressing I loved it. Thank you for sharing your recipes here. I do look forward to trying out other recipes in the days to come.

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