Jun 10, 2012

Papaya and Melon Salad

I like to have Salad as my meal for a day... yes Salads are my favorite. Once upon a time salads are consider as a diet food, which is low fat and taste less. Even today i know many people still thinking like that (my husband is one among them he don't like salads). But to day salads are among the ultimate health food. They can contain an exciting verity of colorful ingredients like fresh fruits and vegetables. And delicious ingredients like cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, honey mayonnaise. Only thing you have to find out which combination will go with the ingredients, in my view this is an art. I believe that a simple and fresh salad help you to take the stress out. in salads there is a wide verity of dishes in that array fruit salads are generally served as dessert salads with whipped cream, gelatin and honey dressing. today i am going to share with you a fruit salad which is very healthy refreshing and energy giving one. Here i go with the recipe....
In this recipe i used fresh cherry s, today morning i saw fresh Cherry's in the market I couldn't stop my self  buying them, i picked some of them so i add them to my salad. You can replace them with black or green grapes. But don't use any caned fruits they don't give fresh flavor to the salad.
pappaya and melon salad INGREDIENTS:---
 Cantaloupe ( muskmelon or rock melon, Karbuja)  -- 1 small peel and cut in to bite size pieces
Papaya  ----   1 small peel and cut in to bite size pieces.
Raisins  -- 1/4 cup means 50 gms
Cherries --- 10 or grapes 10
For dressing:--
Ginger  -- 1/2 inch piece finely chopped or you can use a tea sp of fresh ginger juice
Honey --- 1 tab sp
Lemon juice  -- 1 tab sp
Few mint leaves for garnishing
METHOD:--
1. In a bowl mix dressing ingredients mix well.
2. Add fruits pieces to the dressing keep a side few cherries to garnish, toss well.
3. Serve chilled garnished with cherries and mint leaves.
This is my first recipe in the second week with the theme of Summer Salads for blogging marathon 17 th edition At Vallis spice your life lets check blogging marathon page .

18 comments:

Usha said...

Once upon a time even I was not a big fan of salads. But know I don't mind them at all.

Chef Mireille said...

dressing sounds yummy.
Mireille
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Srivalli said...

Healthy salad Padma, I am yet to get these cherries fearing them to be sour!

Nirmala Gurunathan said...

Looks very colourful and delicious!!!!

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely salad

DivyaGCP said...

Delicious and refreshing salad.

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The Pumpkin Farm said...

looks yummy...what a pretty looking salad

PJ said...

Healthy and tasty salad...

Priya said...

Definitely a excellent and super refreshing salad.

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

love the refreshing salad!

kitchen queen said...

salad with a unique and wonderful combo.

Sangeetha said...

Lovely n delicious salad...all my fav fruits :)
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Jayanthi said...

Lovely, I love salads and fruit salads are always refreshing ....good one.

Jayashree said...

A healthy salad indeed.

LG said...

looks yummy, colorful and healthy..

Nalini's Kitchen said...

a healthy and refreshing salad.....looks yummy.

Suma Gandlur said...

I just love to have that colorful salad. So colorful and healthy. :)

veena krishnakumar said...

Love the dressing!!!!!!