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Kumari Anisha, New Delhi: Are you a health-conscious foodie who likes to give imaginative twists to salads?
Salads have come a long way in the last few years. They are no more the lackluster jumble of carrot, cucumber and tomatoes that we used to put together at home. Salads have had their Cindrella moment and they now make for a delicious, nutritious and moodlifting meal. In fact, with chefs applying their creativity to make salads fun and cheery, they have evolved to become a scrumptious full meal.
If you ever thought only chefs can put together stellar salads, these recipes will change your mind.
Cottage Cheese Salad
1 medium sized sliced cucumber, 1 large piece diced tomato, ½ thinly sliced onions, 60gms cottage cheese, coriander or parsley for garnishing, olives or jalapeno, 2 tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.(for dressing).
Take all the ingredients of salad and add the dressing to it. Leave it for 15 minutes in refrigerator to absorb the dressing. Serve cold.
Prawn, Fennel & Orange Salad with a Citrus & Caper Dressing
4 pcs medium sized prawns – cleaned, deveined and blanched, 1 pc fennel (top off), 2 tbsp orange juice (freshly squeezed), 3 slices of orange, 1 tbsp caper berries (chopped), 1 cup rocket leaves, ½ tbsp lemon juice (freshly squeezed), few drops of white balsamic glaze, salt and pepper (to taste).
Clean the fennel bulb and peel any wilted outer layers. Cut in half and slice the fennel into thin slices crosswise. In a pot of boiling water- blanch the fennel slices till cooked, shock in cold water and reserve. In a bowl, mix the orange juice, lemon juice, caper berries and balsamic glaze thoroughly. Toss the dressing with the rocket leaves and season with salt and pepper.
Wine flavoured poached pears tossed with star anise, arugula and olive oil by Ritwik Sarkar of Indigo Delicatessen.
4 pears, 500ml red wine, 1 cinnamon stick, 2 star anise, 200gms arugula, 50ml olive oil, salt and pepper(to taste), 120gms gorgonzola, 25gms brown sugar, 50gms sugar, 50gms pecan nuts.