My Quick Fix Oriental Salad #sikandalouscuisineRecipe courtesy Atul Sikand
Only instead of chicken I added a few cubes of cottage cheese and I added a few florets of broccoli and some pickled Dill Gherkin.
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With all the delicious winter vegetables available in Delhi , salads have become a must at each meal for me , sometimes I add chicken / fish / eggs/ paneer and make my salad a complete meal – just like this one . Here I share the soul of this salad – the dressing.
3 Cloves Garlic.
1/2 Teaspoon Roasted Sesame Seeds.
2 Tablespoons Roasted Peanuts.
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice.
1/2 Teaspoon Palm Sugar – See what you have.
6-8 Basil Leaves – use any herb.
2 Redeye Chilies – Use any.
1/2 Tomato- Remove seeds and chop.
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Coarsely pound the above , tomato releases beautiful flavors that brings the salad dressing together, your salad dressing is ready , adjust to taste.
1/2 Carrot- Shred.
1/2 Red Bell Pepper- Slice Thin.
1/2 Yellow Bell Pepper – Slice Thin.
1 Tomato – Remove seeds and slice.
1 Smoked Chicken Breast – Used Lionfresh discount for this .
Now shred , slice , chop your vegetables. All this I mixed in the dressing pounding them 4-5 times to release their flavours too . Pounding vegetables is a must , you get some beautiful juices into the salad.Please note chicken was added after pounding!
Serve all this on a bed of lettuce , sprinkled some more sesame seeds , chopped olives , pine nuts and peanuts. You can make this vegetarian and skip chicken , or add any protein of your choice. I added #lionfresh smoked chicken which made it a complete meal.