Showing posts with label Salad Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Salad Recipes. Show all posts

Friday, 13 February 2015

Hearty Carrot and Corn Salad

Hearty Carrot and Corn Salad

I thought of sharing a healthy salad recipe for this Valentine’s Day. Among all heart shaped romantic looking desserts, my post is not a sweet treat. It is a simple carrot and corn salad garnished with heart shaped carrots.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Roasted Baby Carrots and Purple Cabbage Salad

Roasted Baby Carrots and Purple Cabbage Salad
Salads are often considered as a healthy dish. It is an easy way to consume lot of fresh food in a dish. Anyone can easily make a salad with a composition of sufficient variety of foods. Therefore salads are popular among majority of households. In any cuisine, you can find different salad recipes with dressings of their own matching with taste buds.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Healthy Lettuce Salad with Thousand Island Dressing

Healthy Lettuce Salad with Thousand Island Dressing

Healthy Eating is something which many people consider these days. How about you? Are you one of them who concern about healthy eating? 

However, In order to eat healthy, the most important step to take is to make the right food choices. Finally, Eating healthy is all about what you eat. Among the healthy food choices, grains, vegetables, fruits, milk and beans play an important role.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Thebu Kola Sambola- A Sri Lankan Diabetic Friendly Recipe

Thebu Kola Sambola- A Sri Lankan Diabetic Friendly Recipe
Thebu Kola Sambola- A Sri Lankan Diabetic Friendly Recipe

Thebu Kola also known as Costus Speciosus is commonly found in most areas of Sri Lanka. Parts of this plant are widely used in Ayurveda medicine. I’ve heard that the leaves of this plant are good for those on diabetic diet due to its ability of lowering the level of blood sugar. However, as of many other Sri Lankan houses, even in my home, this plant was treated as a beautiful plant in the garden.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Easy Egg Salad

Easy Egg Salad

I usually add salads to our meal simply because; it is fresh, easy and healthy. Sometimes I add hard boiled eggs too. In this egg salad, I added hard boiled eggs to a tomato, onion and green chili mix.It was fine.Just keep in mind to not to overcook the eggs. Once overcooked, the yolk looks darker and tastes different. It is not appealing too.
When I want to hard boil eggs, I simply use the steamer part of the Rice Cooker and steam it when I cook rice. Once rice is cooked, I remove the steamer from the rice cooker and rinse the eggs under cool water. In this way I prevent eggs from overcooking. 

Monday, 24 February 2014

Chickpea and Lettuce Salad

Chickpea and Lettuce Salad

Healthy salads are popular in our home for most of the meals. I prepared this salad with a Sri Lankan style salad dressing. Usually I cook chickpea in a large quantity and freeze them in small portions, which is easy for me to use in recipes. It is always healthier than canned chickpeas. After seen a chickpea salad recipe, I thought of trying it in Sri Lankan way. Adding of lettuce gave a crunchy taste for this salad.Anyway check this spicy Chickpea salad too.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Fresh Garden Salad

Fresh Garden Salad
Fresh Garden Salad

We love salads and most of the days I prepare a salad for our dinner. This is very simple and I used Thousand Island as dressing. I didn’t add any other veggies like tomato for this as I wanted the crunchy taste of lettuce/leaf mix. Whenever we visit a wet market, I buy some fresh salad leaf mix. It is nice to have different types of leaves as a mix than one type of lettuce.
With the Thousand Island dressing, this came out delicious and it was a good combination.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Steamed Carrot Salad

Easy Carrot Recipes

This is a very simple and easy Carrot Salad from Sri Lanka. It takes few minutes to prepare. I usually add this carrot salad to our meal due to its easiness & health factors. To steam carrot, I use the steam tray of the rice cooker, so once the rice is cooked, carrot is ready to go to the salad. Boiled carrot can be used instead of steamed carrot. But steaming saves its nutrients.
Here is the recipe for simple carrot salad. Hope you would love it!

Monday, 18 February 2013

Gotu Kola Sambola/Gotu Kola Salad

Gotukola sambola recipe

Gotukola Sri Lanka
Gotu kola sambola/salad is a delicious and healthy dish from Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka, we have a habit of adding at least one green for our meal. Most of the greens are eaten raw as sambola/salad. One of the popular green leaves among them is Gotu Kola.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Sri Lankan Cucumber Salad

Pipingnga Cucumber Salad Sri Lanka

Cucumber is a healthy veggie which can be used in different recipes. Salads are on top of the list. In Sri Lanka, we own different recipes for making salads. We, Sri Lankans eat most of the veggies and even greens as salads or as sambol. I guess eating raw is healthier than cooked dishes.
This Sri Lankan Cucumber Salad is a really simple & easy salad, which well goes with rice and curry. Adjust the quantities as per taste & serving requirement, I am sure you would like to eat a raw cucumber salad in Sri Lankan style.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Sri Lankan Bandakka Salada (Ladies Fingers / Okra Salad Recipe)

Bandakka or Lady Finger is a vegetable which has a watery taste. In Sri Lanka, we have different recipes with Bandakka (okra), however normally I cook another spicy dish if I cook bandakka. If not, it is difficult to match the taste of the meal. Few years ago I tasted Bandakka Salada in a buffet in a Sri Lankan restaurant. I cannot remember the exact location or name, anyway it was in Galle road between  Kaluthara and Colombo. That was really tasty. After that day, Bandakka Salada included in my menu time to time. For this recipe, adjust salt, pepper & lime juice as per your taste. Then, I am sure you would love Sri Lankan Bandakka Salada much!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Orange Pomegranate & Pear Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing


This is a really interesting & refreshing salad. These days I have few Pomegranates at home. So I try to use them in different recipes. This fruit salad only includes Orange, Pear & Pomegranate. Honey Yogurt dressing gave a delicious taste.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Pomegranate & Pear Salad with Yogurt Dressing (A Christmas Salad)

Pomegranate & Pear Salad with Yogurt Dressing (A Christmas Salad)
Christmas is always themed with Red & Green. I can see lot of festive dishes are posted by fellow bloggers & all these posts make me exciting! So I thought of preparing a salad matching with the festive season. 

Monday, 8 October 2012

Cowpea Salad

Kawpi or Cowpea is a popular breakfast in Sri Lanka. We eat grains as breakfast.  This Cowpea Salad is easy to prepare. Good as an appetizer, also good as breakfast.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Ginger Peanut Pasta Salad

This recipe is adapted from, however the ingredients were slightly changed as per availability at the time of preparation & as per taste. Anyway this is a delicious pasta recipe, especially for pasta lovers. It is very easy to prepare within few minutes. Ginger & peanut added the extra taste to it.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Nepali Cucumber Salad

I have never tried or tasted any Nepali food before. Anyway the event ‘Flavours of Nepal’ made me curious to search for Nepali cuisine. I found this Cucumber Salad is interesting & tried it. Really it was delicious.

Recipe source:
1 Medium size cucumber
1 tbspn sesame seeds
½ tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 green chili cut lengthwise
½ tspn fenugreek seeds
A pinch of turmeric powder
A pinch of chili powder
1-2 tbspn cooking oil
Salt to taste

Wash & slice cucumber lengthwise.Squeeze to remove excess water.Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan & add all ingredients other than cucumber & lime juice.
Once aromatic, toss the dressing over cucumber.
Add 1 tsp lemon juice.
Mix well & serve.

Linking with Flavours of Nepal Event started by Nayna of Simply Food

Linking with Gimme GREEN event

Monday, 5 December 2011

Sri Lankan Grated Carrot Salad with Lettuce & Tomatoes

How to make carrot sambal

In Sri Lankan Cuisine we have a quite number of recipes to eat fresh veggie & fruits. This grated carrot salad aka carrot sambal is also a popular Sri Lankan dish. It is very easy to make & simple.Just grate fresh carrot,mix it with sliced onion,green chili and fresh coconut.Adjust salt and pepper together with lime juice.You'll have a delicious Sri Lankan style carrot salad/carrot sambal.

This is one of favourite dishes at our home.As it is healthy and also tasty,I frequently make this salad.This time,I used some lettuce, cherry tomatoes & grapes to garnish this salad.

Sri Lankan Grated Carrot Salad

Here is the recipe for carrot sambal/Carrot salad.

Ingredients (For 2-3 servings)

For the salad
1 large size carrot
1-2 green chilies sliced
1 onion sliced
Salt & pepper according to taste
Juice of a half lime or according to taste
½ cup of fresh grated coconut.

For Garnishing
Few cherry tomatoes (can use tomato slices instead)
Few grapes

Wash, peel & grate carrot.
It is better to mix the salad just before the meal.
Add green chilies, sliced onion, salt, pepper & grated coconut to it.
Add the lime juice & mix well.
Check for salt & pepper & adjust if required.
Now the basic carrot salad is ready to serve.

How to make Sri Lankan carrot sambal
How to make carrot sambal

As this is Christmas season, I thought of garnishing it with Christmas theme. I used a leaf of lettuce as a Christmas tree on the middle of the dish.
Then decorated with cherry tomatoes & grapes.

Sri Lankan salads

Oops this was a quick dish during last weekend. Do you see the Christmas tree? :)

Anyway this is a suitable dish for any festive Sri Lankan lunch or when few guests visit home. (With other dishes)

So I am going to share this with few ongoing events.

Flavours of Sri Lanka originated @Simply Food

Lets cook for Christmas- Red & Green

Christmas Delicacy

Jingle all the way

Friday, 18 November 2011

Bitter Gourd Salad (Kariwila Salad)


Bitter gourd is a healthy vegetable, but most of us don’t like it because of its bitter taste. Anyway I am a bitter gourd lover. This is a simple recipe and this is how we prepare bitter gourd as a salad. May be it is not with full of nutrients as it is a deep fried recipe, but it is tasty & good for those who don’t like the bitter taste much. Because, this is less bitter after deep fried.

Here is the bitter gourd salad recipe from Sri Lanka.

Ingredients: (2 -3 servings)

2-3 Bitter gourds
1 medium size onion
2 green chili or to taste
Salt to taste
1 tsp lime juice
Oil to fry


Wash & slice bitter gourd. Add the slices to salt water. After sliced all, wash & squeeze in salt water. This is to remove some bitter taste.
Deep fry the bitter gourd.
Meanwhile, slice onion & green chili.
Mix deep fried bitter gourd, onion & green chili. Add salt taste. Mix well with lime juice.
Mix the salad just before the meal to keep some crispiness & freshness.

Tip: Normally I deep fry more bitter gourd, drain oil in a tissue, Pack in an air tight container & keep in the fridge. So I can use it in a salad time to time. I do this to save some time & to have a good meal during the office days. :))

Sending to Soups & Salads Mela 

Friday, 11 November 2011

Snake Gourd Salad


This is a simple salad from Sri Lanka. Anyway it is a good way to eat fresh snake gourd.


About 1 cup Snake gourd peeled & sliced thinly
2 green chili sliced
1 onion sliced
Carrot sliced (a few to garnish)
½ cup Grated fresh coconut
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1 tspn lime juice


Wash, peel & slice snake gourd

Add all ingredients together
Mix well & add lime juice

Note: Prepare all ingredients & keep aside, mix them just few minutes before meal.

Sending to event   Soups & Salads Mela

Monday, 17 October 2011

Purple Cabbage Salad & Garnishing it with Halloween theme

Cabbage is with a lot of health benefits. It has the ability of lowering cholesterol & also preventing cancer. Purple cabbage is another variety & the colour of purple indicates concentration of anthocyanin polyphenols which is beneficiary in many ways to human body.

Anyway I have a practice of making salads, most of our meal includes a salad.Before preparing this,I couldn’t find a recipe for a salad with purple cabbage as I was in rush, But I just tried my own Sri Lankan way of preparing a salad.

Here is my recipe for 2 servings.


About ¼ of a medium size purple cabbage
1 onion sliced
1 green chilli/1 red chilli or green & red bell pepper
1 tbspn  lime  juice
½ tsp sugar
1 tsp vegetable/olive oil
Pepper to taste
Salt to taste
1 tbspn Rice wine (optional)


Wash & clean the cabbage.
Slice it.
Slice onion & chilli
Prepare the dressing by mixing lime juice, sugar, salt, rice wine, olive oil & pepper
In a bowl, mix sliced cabbage, onion & chilli together.
Then add the dressing & mix well.
Keep in the refrigerator about 1 hr.
It is ready to serve.

When it comes to serving, I wanted to decorate it. Usually I like to garnish salads.
With its purple appearance, I just thought of garnishing with the theme Halloween.
 Oh anyway I didn’t spend much time for garnishing.

I just used a half of a boiled carrot, a slice of tomato, round slices from green chili & a lettuce leaf.
This is my try of making a funny face with big eye balls on my salad plate.

Shared with Church Supper #14

Sharing with No Croutons Required

Sharing with Halloween Fiesta