Wednesday, January 6, 2010

"Mix It All Up Salad "

Salads: My husband is not a big fan, I simply love them. I find them easy to prepare, fresh, bursting with colour and flavour and not to forget that they are pretty healthy too.

I often end up making salads by mixing up all that is available in my fridge and I must agree sometimes- actually most of the times, the concoctions turn out to be pretty good. Though I don't always remember to document them.

The other day, I was hungry at lunch time and did not want to have the usual Chapati and vegetable combo. So I started to look through my fridge and see what all I had to make dish out a salad. Well to start off with I did have this bag of salad leaves and some cherry tomatoes. One ingredient after the other.......and my "Mix it all up" salad was born. Voila.

lolzzz, enough of my dramatization, here goes the recipe.

You would need:


  • 1 small bag mixed salad leaves
  • 1 Pear
  • 4-5 Mozzarella balls (I had the ones you get in trader joes, they are dipped in oil. You could simply use any cheese cut into cubes. )
  • 5-6 cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 celery-chopped
  • 3-4 baby carrots,halved
  • 8-9 almonds
  • 1 tsp jalapenos-chopped. (This is optional, I just wanted to add some zing...)


  • 1/2 cup Taziki sauce (A greek yogurt sauce. You could simply use some thick yogurt)
  • 1 tsp tomato sauce
  • sea salt,to taste
  • pepper
  • 1-2 tsp balsamic vinegar

You have to :

  1. Mix all the ingredients for the salad dressing and keep aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the salad leaves, the mozzerella balls or cheese cubes, the cherry tomatoes, baby carrot, jalepenos, celery and pears
  3. Pour the dressing on top.
  4. Mix it all up and add the almonds for the crunch.
  5. Now all you would need to do is simply....dig in.
Extremely simple and trust me the crunchiness of the almonds, and the tangy taste of the dressing complimented perfectly to the sweet pears and the bite of the carrot and celery.


Asha said...

Happy 2010 to you Karuna.

I love salads too, you get the most satisfaction, specially when you are in vacation eating junk most of the time. Mozzarella cheese sounds yum, good looking salad.

Uma said...

Simple and tempting salad Karuna! looks so yummy. HAPPY PONGAL :)

FoodLovers said...

Nice Salad and nice click too

SriLekha said...

wow! it looks delicious!

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Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Ofcourse simple and a healthy one, the nuts there should do the magic... Nice filling salad... My first visit here, shall come back for more...

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Hello there..Lovely Salad!
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Jagruti said...

Lovely salad...first time here..
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Sorina said...

This sounds wonderful. I'm going to have to try it.

Padhu said...

Salad looks tempting! Do drop by when time permits

Jay said...

Hy karuna,

Salad looks so healthy n delicious. first time here. wonderful collection of healthy recipes you have. happy to follow u. Do drop in at my blog sometime.