Nov 11, 2009

SWEET CORN AND VEGETABLE SALAD WITH ITALIAN DRESSING

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Like any other words in cooking language SALAD also came from French word 'Salade' of the same meaning,which is originally came from a Latin word 'Salata' means vegetables seasoned with salt,pepper powder ,some herbs and olive oil or any salad oil. Vegetables seasoned with brine was a popular Roman dish (Brine is a saturated water which is comonly used in preserving vegetables,meat.fish and some cheese like Feta cheese.). Salad is often served as an appetizer before a meal but also some times served as a side dish or a main course. Now a days 99%people are health-conscious so they don't like high calories in their every day meal ,due to their low calorie density these salads became a main course in their every day meal.most of the people like salads with lots of green leafy vegetables, vegetables, lentils,meat and seafood also. After the vegetables the main ingredient in this salads is dressing many light edible oils, vinaigrettes , mayonnaise are used in this salad dressing but my personal favorite is olive oil with some italian herbs and lemon juice.And to day I am here with a simple salad with Italian dressing and the recipe is like this.................
INGREDIENTS:----
Sweet corn -- 1 cup
Carrot -- 1 cup chopped
Olives -- 1/4 cup chopped
Red bell pepper -- 1 chopped
Green bell pepper -- 1 chopped
Zucchini -- 1 chopped
FOR DRESSING:---
Extra-virgin olive oil -- 1 tab sp
Freshly ground black pepper -- 1/4 tea sp
Lemon juice --- 1 tab sp (optional)
Salt to taste
Basil -- 4-5 leaves chopped
Dry Italian hearbs -- 1 tea sp
salt to taste
METHOD:---
Mix all dressing ingredients in a small jar or bottle and shake well(or you can take this in to a big mixing bowl and wisk well) and leave a side.
Mix all vegetables in a mixing bowl and pour the dressing on top of the vegetables and now toss well to coat evenly .
Garnish with lots of carrot juliennes
Enjoy your salad with brown bread..
If you like you can add boiled and chopped chicken to this salad.

29 comments:

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

0o0o0...Super yummy & healthy..

Sarah Naveen said...

Simply Superb!!
Nice presentation too...

Shama Nagarajan said...

healthy salad..

sowmya.s said...

lovely combination of ingredients and love the dressing..nicely presented..

Padhu said...

Nice pictures.Salad looks great .Do visit http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

Sailaja Damodaran said...

very healthy.....

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Lovely... n healthy.. I liked the dressing...

lata raja said...

Colourful and yum!

Priya said...

Just love this simple salad..really healthy!

meeso said...

Great presentation, it looks wonderful!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

yummy healthy salad

Anupama said...

Yet another yummy salad there! :-)

Sushma Mallya said...

so colourful and really healthy one...Looks awesome...

LG said...

scrumptious and colorful salad.

chakhlere said...

So colorful salad. I too love this dressing so much.

Tina said...

Healthy and superb salad....

Valarmathi said...

Healthy and yummy salad.

Sanghi said...

Delicious healthy salad!

Uma said...

lovely salad!! Yum.

Varunavi said...

Lovely salad,i love the dressing with olive oil

Suparna said...

slurrrrrrrrrp..am drooling, beautiful presentation!

Curry Leaf said...

Yum looks great Rekha.Hope you have reached HYD by now and this is a scheduled post.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...that's an yum salad...love that dressing....nice presentation....

RAKS KITCHEN said...

WOw,a healthy one! Looks and sounds good!

Padma said...

Healthy and colorful salad... nice presentation :)

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Healthy and nutritious salad, perfect for brunch!

Cham said...

Like the dressing and colorful pic!

Parita said...

That looks so yummy and colorful, i feel like grabbing the bowl !

my kitchen said...

Healthy & colorful salad