Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Spinach and veg Salad with lemon and fennel dressing

Today I'm sharing with you all a simple, light and refreshing salad.While the fresh vegetables taking care of the nutritional requirements , this salad dressing helps in stimulating the digestive system.Isn't that cool?

After a short trip for 3 days, its time to prepare something light and fast.So came up with some pulav and salad and raita.


We had an amazing experience of vising a cavern. It was absolute thrill to visit a cave that's around 50 to 60 feet down the earth.It was a breath taking experience to see the naturally formed caves and winding narrow path and walking on a spooky path. On top of that ,there was a boat ride on the natural lake too .

The scenic beauty of nature was unbelievable and we thoroughly enjoyed each and every moment of it.
Rest of the story will continue in my  forth coming posts.



While returning from the trip, I picked up fresh herbs from a farm stand. So, came up with a plan to use them effectively when they are fresh.


Ginger, honey and lemon along with some roasted fennel ... amazing combination of spices and condiments ,it was like a completely unique dressing . When paired with fresh veggies ,nothing short of a party.


 

Ingredients  for dressing


Fresh ginger ................. 1/2 inch,grated
Honey........................... 1/2 tsp
Garlic ............................ 1 clove,finely minced
Apple cider vinegar ......... 1 tsp
Lemon juice...................... from 1 lemon
Olive Oil .......................... 2 tsp
Salt ............................... to taste
Pepper ........................ to taste
Paprika ......................... 1/4 tsp
Roasted fennel seeds ..... 1/2 tsp
Chives .............................. few sprigs

Method for dressing


  • Crush the roasted fennel seeds roughly.
  • Snip the chives using a kitchen scissor.
  •  Blend oil, cider vinegar, lemon juice,honey,salt,pepper,Paprika and ginger and transfer to a small bowl.
  • Now add the crushed fennel seeds,garlic and chives and whisk together.

Ingredients for Salad


Spinach
Radish .............. few
Carrot .............. 1 or 2 depending on the size
Cucumber........... 1 medium
Salad dressing...... 3 tbsp


Method


  • Wash and cut the veggies to desired shape.
  • Assemble the salad with spinach  as the bottom layer and top it up with veggies.
  • Pour the dressing over the veggies and let it chill for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

Enjoy with any main course of your choice.

Now,look at some of the moments I captured through my lens.















4 comments:

  1. healthy and interesting dressing.........

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  2. Your photos are so beautiful and colorful ... that last one is super! And that dressing really sounds good. Happy Fiesta Friday!

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  3. Lovely salad and dressing! And great travel photos.

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