Showing posts with label Salad. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Salad. Show all posts


Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad

spicy sweet potato quinoa salad

1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 pound)
1 red bell pepper, cored, and diced
3 tablespoons minced green onion
1 cup sliced black olives
1 avocado, diced
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder (or to taste)
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1/2 cup diced cherry tomatoes for garnish
freshly ground pepper

spicy sweet potato quinoa salad
Combine quinoa with a large pinch of salt and 2 cups of water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a gentle simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally until until the grain is tender. If there is some water remaining, carefully strain the quinoa. Let cool slightly.
Meanwhile, peel the sweet potatoes and dice into 1/2 inch or smaller pieces. Cover with water in a medium saucepan, add a pinch of salt, and bring to boil. Cook until tender, approximately 15 minutes. Drain well and cool slightly.
Toss together the potatoes, quinoa, bell pepper, onion, olive, avocado, and cilantro. Whisk the oil, lime juice, and chili powder together then toss the salad with the mixture. Taste and adjust salt and pepper seasonings. Garnish with cilantro and grape tomatoes. Serve warm with tortilla chips.
Note: If you have a baby, six months or older, at home, this makes delicious baby food too! Reserve a small portion of cooked quinoa and cooked sweet potatoes. Puree with one or two tablespoons of milk and serve.
Serves 6
spicy sweet potato quinoa salad

Source : Good Life Eats


Tossed Lettuce and Orange Salad

tossed lettuce and orange salad

Very simple, light yet flavorful green salad.

Tossed Lettuce and Orange Salad
source : all recipes

Ingredients :
1/2 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar (Dita-I used red grape vinegar)
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large head romaine lettuce - torn, washed and dried (Dita-I used regular lettuce)
3 (11 ounce) cans mandarin oranges (Dita-I used fresh orange)
(Dita) I added red radish
1/2 cup slivered almonds

salad saucetossed lettuce and orange salad

Directions :
Prepare the dressing by whisking together the orange juice, olive oil, vinegar, pepper and salt; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the romaine and oranges. Add enough dressing to coat and toss well. Sprinkle with almonds and serve.

tossed lettuce and orange salad


Monthly Mingle # 23 : Mango Mania

It's summer and it's time for mango!


In Kuwait, these exotic fruits arrive from India and Phillipine. And they are quite pricey! :( *ohhh how I miss mango season in my homecountry! Inexpensive and abundant throughout the season*

Mango is one of the tastes of my childhood. They have a unique flavor, meltingly sweet, soft and exoticly perfumed. Simply eat the ripe ones. Or if they are included in the recipe, I try to keep them as simple as possible to showcase their fragrant.

Vietnamese Mango Salad

Mango salad is my favorite. Simple and breathtakingly fresh. Here's my contribution for Monthly Mingle # 23 : Mango Mania hosting by Meeta of What's for lunch honey.

Vietnamese Mango Salad
from : Vietnamese Favorites - Women's Weekly

Ingredients (just be creative to mix the herbs ;)):
2 large mangoes, chopped coarsely
1 small red onion, sliced thinly
1 fresh long red chilli, sliced thinly
1 1/2 bean sprouts
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh coriander

Dressing :
2 tsp fish sauce
2 tsp grated palm sugar
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp peanut oil (dita-I used olive oil)

Vietnamese Mango Salad

Directions :
Place ingredients in medium bowl, drizzle with the dressing and toss gently.


The First Thing You Want...

The first thing you want kalo lagi sakit apa coba?? Pasti pengen makan yang seger-seger berair dan manis. Makanya biarpun sakit dan "tewas", bela-belain deh bikin yang seger-seger...abis mo nyuruh siapa, gak ada orang di rumah, masak si Arwen?

Fruit salad ini seger banget buat yang lidahnya lagi pahit gak jelas. Terinspirasi dari fruit salad-nya Tante Musu ;), mamanya Vania plus sedikit modifikasi dari gue, jadilah oase di gurun sahara *ceile istilahnya* buat yang lagi sakit. Takaran...hik...seperti biasa cemplang :P

Fruit Salad

Pear, potong dadu
Strawberry, potong-potong
Anggur, belah 2
Fruit cocktail, sisihkan airnya
Nata de Coco
Jeli Konyaku aneka rasa
(Kebetulan buah-buahan ini yang ada di kulkas gue..hehehe...ditambahin buah-buahan lain juga ok)

Mayonaisse (gue pake Miracle Whip)
Susu Kental Manis, secukupnya
Perasan jeruk nipis (gue pake lemon juice), secukupnya
Keju, parut untuk taburan

Cara Membuat:
1. Campur semua buah, jeli dan nata de coco dalam satu wadah, kemudian siram dengan saus dari bahan-bahan yang udah dicampur jadi satu.
2. Sajikan dingin.

Sumber : Vania