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Minty Grapefruit and Orange Salad

Very easy low calorie recipe of two citrus fruits. Grapefruit has very distinct tart taste and tangy flavor. It is mildly sweet and makes refreshing colorful salad when combines with orange. I prefer using pinkish grape fruit. The peppiness of mint leaves, with orange dressing enhance freshness. Garnish of crushed peanuts brings crunchiness to the salad.

Minty Orange Grapefruit Salad is full of fiber and other healthy nutrients. It is super doze of vitamin C. A bowl full of this salad is quite filling and is perfect as anytime snack or can be served as an appetizer. Plus, it is sweet enough to satisfy our sweet cravings without feeling guilty.  Continue reading Minty Grapefruit and Orange Salad

Water Chestnut Corn & Green Onion Salad

This salad is for water chestnut lovers. It is tasty, healthy and clean way to eat them as they are stir fried in olive oil with onion and chilly flakes. I also added boiled sweet corn and garnish of peanuts with fresh mint leaves. My friend made this salad directly by mixing all the ingredients together, that means no cooking and still it was tasty and crunchy.

Water Chestnut Corn & Green Onion salad is easy to assemble and fast to prepare. But yes, it needs fresh ingredients and tender water chestnuts. You can enjoy it as a salad or as an appetizer. Continue reading Water Chestnut Corn & Green Onion Salad

Mint & Pear Dip

Very easy to make minty dip….fresh & fruity. It can easily replace our all time favourite green chutney.  Serve it with wafers or crackers as a dip and with samosas, kebabs or any  snack item as chutney. Or, just mix with any salad as a dressing….it taste great.

 

Making time : 7 minutes

Ingredients :

  1. Fresh Pear – 1 1/2 washed & chopped with skin
  2. Fresh Mint leaves – 1/2 cup washed & chopped
  3. green chilly – 1 medium size chopped
  4. Ginger – 1/2 inch finally chopped
  5. Lime juice – 1 teaspoon
  6. Sugar – 1 teaspoon
  7. Poha (flattened rice) – 1 tablespoon washed (for binding)
  8. Salt – to taste

Method :

  1. Mix all the ingredients and grind smooth by adding one tablespoon of water.

Dip is ready. Serve chilled it taste better.

Tips & Tricks :

  • Add water for grinding as per usage… With savoury items dip should be thick and for dressings etc add little extra water.
  • We can easily replace poha with roasted peanuts ,cashews or dalia (roasted gram dal)