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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.

10 comments:

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...

Best Recipe. I loved it. Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe with us. Buy Spices Online

Chef Mireille said...

so colorful and inviting