Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Red & Green salad

This name is given by my kids as this salad  was all about red and green colours :) We are a family of salad lovers, be it fresh garden variety or creamy rich ones. Salad is a must on dinner table and it can be boring if made same way every day. It is the easiest thing to make full of healthy ingredients.


Lettuce                       1 head
Cucumber                  1 cut in cubes
Celery                        2 stalks sliced
Green pepper              1 cup sliced
Strawberries               6-8  quarters
Cherry tomatoes          8 quartered
Dried cranberry          1/2 cup
Lemon Juice               1 tsp
Olive oil                      2 tbsp
Salt                            1 pinch
Black pepper              1 pinch


Add salt, black pepper, olive oil and lemon juice in a salad bowl and mix well.
Wash and dry the lettuce. I used romaine but feel free to use any greens of your choice like mixed greens or baby spinach leaves. Put them on top of the dressing.
Wash and cut the cucumber in cubes. Cut tomatoes in wedges and add to the lettuce.
Thinly slice celery and green pepper and put in the bowl.
Mix salad well to coat with the dressing and add strawberries and cranberries on top. Serve immediately.


If you are planning to serve it later, do not mix at this point. Mix right before serving.