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Smashed Cucumber Salad with Broccoli and Tofu

Smashed Cucumber Salad with Broccoli and Tofu
Posted in : Salads on by : Simmi Iyer

Ingredients 2 English cucumbers about 750 grams 2 tsp salt 2 tsp sugar 150 g broccoli cut into slivers 2 cloves garlic smashed and finely minced 1 tbsp lime juice 1 tbsp rice vinegar 2 tsp lower sodium soy sauce 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil more to taste 1/2 tsp chilli flakes black pepper flakes are nice 1 tsp black peppercorns toasted in a pan and ground to nubby powder – optional 250 g organic tofu cubed – optional 1 tbsp  chilli oil – optional
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Tofu cucumber salad

Tofu cucumber salad
Posted in : Salads on by : Simmi Iyer

Most of the people have this perception about tofu that it is boring and tasteless, but here’s one thing that you should probably know about it! When tofu is combined with any other vegetable, the taste of the other vegetable is blended well and you would surely love it. This is one of the those
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Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad
Posted in : Pasta, Salads on by : Simmi Iyer

Pasta Salad is a quick and easy recipe that can be made in just 30 minutes. Made with boiled gluten-free pasta and fresh vegetables, It is not just scrumptious but is super-easy to prepare. Pasta is one ingredient you can use in a variety of ways. The best thing about pasta is that it does not
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Anaar Raita

Anaar Raita
Posted in : Salads on by : Simmi Iyer

Something as eternally blissful as biryani needs a side companion to give a soothing flavor and complete it as a main dish. The Anaar Raita recipe is one of the most popular and all-time-favorites which goes perfectly with biryani and pulao. This easy, three-step recipe will show you how to make this low calorie appetizer
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Lemon Curry Chicken Salad

Lemon Curry Chicken Salad
Posted in : Diabetes, Kidney ( CKD), Salads on by : Simmi Iyer

Ingredients ¼cup oil 4tablespoons frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed ¼teaspoon ground ginger ¼teaspoon curry powder ⅛teaspoon garlic powder 1½cups cooked diced chicken 1½cups grapes, halved ½cup sliced celery Directions In a large bowl, combine oil, lemonade concentrate and spices. Add remaining ingredients and toss lightly. Chill.

Broccoli Vegetable Salad

Broccoli Vegetable Salad
Posted in : Salads on by : Simmi Iyer

Carrot, celery and tomatoes go so well with broccoli and cauliflower in this crisp refreshing salad with a light vinaigrette dressing. My mom used this popular salad to round out a variety of different meals. Even when made ahead, it doesn’t get soggy Ingredients 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets (about 8 cups) 1
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Cold rice salad

Cold rice salad
Posted in : Salads on by : Simmi Iyer

INGREDIENTS   2 cups red rice cooked brown or 1 mango medium green grated 1 cup mango diced ripe * 1/2 cup coconut shredded 1 cup spinach sliced leaves 1/2 cup peanuts coarsely crushed roasted 1 tsp salt dressing / tempering 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tbsp urad dal 1 tsp green chillies finely chopped 2 sprigs curry leaves 2 lemons juiced small (or 4 tbsps lemon juice) INSTRUCTIONS  To prepare the cold rice salad, fluff up the cooked rice using a fork and
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KIWI SALAD WITH CUCUMBER AND MANGO

KIWI SALAD WITH CUCUMBER AND MANGO
Posted in : Salads on by : Simmi Iyer

INGREDIENTS   2-3 kiwis 1/2 cup pomegranate 1 ripe mango 2 cups lettuce  2 cucumbers 1 onion small 1/4 cup moong sprouts 1/4 cup roasted almond coarsely crushed Dressing 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 tsp lime juice 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp crushed black pepper INSTRUCTIONS  Peel and dice or slice the kiwi fruits. Peel and dice the mango. Wash lettuce well and dry in a salad spinner or by wrapping in absorbent cotton towels.
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Quinoa Salad with Sugar Snap Peas

Quinoa Salad with Sugar Snap Peas
Posted in : Salads on by : Simmi Iyer

Quinoa is one of the most versatile gluten-free ingredients. It’s high in protein and fiber, and makes a fantastic healthy grain salad. This easy salad features crunchy sugar snap peas and roasted pumpkin seeds for salty crunch.  It can be made in advance and enjoyed at room temperature for picnics, cookouts or just a healthy
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Roasted Carrot and Red Quinoa Salad

Roasted Carrot and Red Quinoa Salad
Posted in : Salads on by : Simmi Iyer

Ingredients 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom Salt Freshly ground black pepper 4 large carrots, thinly sliced lengthwise 1 small red onion, thinly sliced 7 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
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Quinoa Salad with Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Quinoa Salad with Sweet Potatoes and Apples
Posted in : Salads on by : Simmi Iyer

This delicious, super-healthy quinoa salad is a great meal-in-one; it makes an ideal vegetarian option at the Thanksgiving table Ingredients 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2 cups quinoa Salt 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch dice Freshly ground pepper 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 2 large Granny Smith apples, cut into
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Beet-and-Apple Salad

Beet-and-Apple Salad
Posted in : Salads on by : Simmi Iyer

Ingredients 4 large beets (2 1/2 pounds) 5 thyme sprigs ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil (plus more for drizzling) Salt and freshly ground pepper ¼ cup apple-cider vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish ⅓ cup salted pistachios (chopped) 1 green apple (thinly sliced) Directions Step 1. Preheat the oven to 375°. In
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Brussel Sprouts Sautéed in Garlic & Olive Oil

Brussel Sprouts Sautéed in Garlic & Olive Oil
Posted in : Salads on by : Simmi Iyer

Brussel Sprouts 1 tbsp chopped garlic 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil  Salt & Pepper to taste Directions Boil Brussel Sprouts for 10-15 minutes depending on desired crunchiness. While boiling, chop garlic Put olive oil and chopped garlic into a large saute pan Remove sprouts and put into large bowl, cover with cool water On
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Sweet Potato with White Chickpeas with Hummus

Sweet Potato with White Chickpeas with Hummus
Posted in : Diabetes, Salads on by : Simmi Iyer

Yearning for a delicious dish to treat your taste buds on a weekend? Try this Sweet Potato with White Chickpeas and Hummus recipe, which is full of nutrition and fill your stomach as well while fulfilling your cravings. It’s a mouth-watering one-pot meal that you can prepare for your loved ones any day. Do try
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Vegetable stir fry

Vegetable stir fry
Posted in : Salads, Veg/Non Veg on by : Simmi Iyer

I like to use stock cubes as seasoning for making this stir fry. I picked up this trick on my visit to Kerala recently where the stir-fry was so so delicious. When asked the chef for the recipe, he told that he uses stock cube to season the vegetables. Stock cube has a lot of
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