Friday, March 21, 2014

Garden Salad Sharing my favorite on Friday Fiesta

Salad is something that has become a part of our dinner these days. So I started exploring new ideas and variations for the same.One such recipe is this where you can use almost whatever you have.Very simple and versatile. Each time when you add  something new to this salad , it becomes more tastier :)

I have used a fresh homemade vinaigrette with lemon and orange.The mild sweetness from the orange and sourness from lemon and the aroma and zing from the lemon rind just works wonderful with this salad.

Now lets get to the recipe


Purple cabbage (Thinly shredded )            - 1 cup
Carrot (julienned )                                    - 3/4 cup
Granny Smith Apple(julienned)                  - 1 cup
Lettuce (Thinly shredded)                          - 1 cup
kalamata olives                                             Few
Pickled jalapeno                                           Few
Croutons                                                      Few
Parmesan cheese                                          As needed

For Vinaigrette

Lemon Juice                                           2 Tbsp
Orange Juice (Freshly squeezed)             1 Tbsp
Olive Oil                                                 2 Tbsp
lemon Zest                                              1 tsp


Mix all the ingredients for  vinaigrette in a small bowl and whisk together completely.

In a wide bowl , take all the vegetables and add the vinaigrette and mix thoroughly.

Top it up with croutons and Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.


You can add cherry tomatoes and baby spinach too. Also be liberal with your cheese.


  1. I love all the ingredients in your salad, Sujatha! It's perfect for this beautiful spring weather we're having!

    1. Thank you pknnguyen ! Nice to hear from you !

  2. Amazing colours, Sujatha! Inspired me to make salad today! :)

    1. Thank you Priya! Go for it and enjoy !! :)

  3. Pretty salad, so colorful and happy-looking! Welcome to Fiesta Friday, Sujatha! Nice to have an entry from Blogger/Blogspot. I hope you'll stick around and mingle with us weekly. :-)

    1. Thank you Angie. Feeling very happy to participate in Friday Fiesta.I look forward to join you with more interesting recipes every week.


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