Pav Bhaji Dosa

Mumbai Street food

Menthyada Hittu

Healthy and nutritious "spiced fenugreek powder"

Sabudane ki kheer

Tapioca or Sago Pudding

Hotel Sambar

Restaurant Style Sambar that goes well with idli

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Spinach Apple Salad with Olive oil & lemon dressing

Though I love eating salads, my hubby's dislike took priority. So, I never made them at home. But, during my recent trip, I made sure to try a new salad whenever I could. After tasting the numerous salads, I totally fell in love with them again. I thought I could make it to myself during afternoons. I bought a big bag of lettuce & other greens to make salad often for my lunch. Here is my first attempt. I loved eating this simple salad that was ready in 5 mins!!!


Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: Nil
Serves: 1

Ingredients:
Baby spinach: 2 fistful
Small Fuji apple: 1 no
Roasted walnuts: 2 tsp
Raisins: 2 tsp
Crushed pepper: a big pinch, for the garnish (optional)

For the dressing:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO): 2 tsp
Lemon juice: 1 tsp
Salt: A big pinch


Method:
Mix in the EVOO, lemon juice & salt. Whisk & keep them refrigerated for 15 mins.
Wash the spinach leaves & throw the leaves in a bowl.
Dice the apple & throw them on the bed of spinach.
Add in the roasted & chopped walnuts, raisins.
Pour the dressing over the salad, toss & serve immediately.


Notes:
  • I tasted a similar salad in one of the restaurants. They added cranberries & blue cheese with vinaigrette dressing. If you wish you could add cranberries or other nuts to make this salad more crunchier!
  • Repeating again, toss in the dressing just before serving!
  • You could use any of your favorite dressing. It still would taste great.