Thursday, November 05, 2015

Mixed vegetable salad with a tangy spicy dressing

Of the three salads that I've made for Blogging Marathon #58, this one is my favourite. Loaded with colorful vegetables and crunchy toasted peanuts, this salad hits the right notes with a dressing that is tangy, spicy and mildly sweet.

What you need :
Cucumber - 1, peeled and cut into long, thin strips
Carrot - 1, cut into thin long strips
Tomato - 1, cut into thin strips
Onion - 1/2 of a small one, sliced fine
Capsicum - different colors - sliced thin and long, 1/4 cup
Corriander - a handful, chopped fine
Salt - to taste

For the dressing :  (This dressing, in my opinion, is the best part of this salad. Make sure to spoon plenty of dressing over each individual serving of salad)

Tamarind - a gooseberry sized ball soaked in water. Extract 1/3 cup of thick juice from the soaked tamarind
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp

Mix the tamarind extract, sugar and chilli powder in a large bowl. Stir till sugar dissolves.
Add all the other ingredients to this and mix well.
Toast a handful of peanuts in half a spoon of oil. Add this to the salad and toss. Serve immediately to retain the crunch of the peanuts.


Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said...

Tamarind and red chilly powder. Amazing salad dressing. love it

Priya Suresh said...

Wow, i can have this salad rite now for my dinner, that too the dressing sounds awesome.

Sowmya :) said...

Crunchy, vibrant and colorful!! What more to ask for

Sapana Behl said...

My kind of salad.Looks great.

Varadas Kitchen said...

Nice mix of of vegetables- so colorful! Very interesting salad dressing.

Suma Gandlur said...

That dressing is really interesting and the salad looks colorful.

Pavani N said...

What a colorful and delicious salad. Love that tamarind based salad dressing.

Harini-Jaya R said...

Definitely a flavorful and crunchy salad!

Anu Priya said...

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Chef Mireille said...

so colorful and inviting