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Mar 30, 2010

Broccoli with corn and peas- Salad

           Just like soups , I had been ignoring salad from my diet for a very long time. To be more precise, salad was a rare occurence on our dinner table. But the healthy diet awareness which I have been hearing about in the blogosphere, magazines and television and my goal to lose weight has made me include them in my diet. I had definitely cut down the inclusion of too much fats in food, having more of low carb foods and more helping of pulses and vegetables. But the inclusion of raw food which contains the maximum amount of fibre was missing from the diet. But now I make it a point to have green and other veges in its raw form . For instance it could be just cucumber slices,grated carrots or beetroots, shredded cabbage or lettuce with some salt and pepper for taste.
          I admit that broccoli has never been my favourite, but I just cant ignore them when I see them in the supermarket. And I have always tried including them in the diet making some effort to shield its taste just like this one. Yesterday, after browsing  the net for a salad dressing recipe, I found one with tomato ketchup , mayo and other sauces when I decided to create my own dressing with the store bought tomato puree and the other easily available ingredients. So that was it. It definitely tasted good and this along with some lentil soup/dal constituted  my dinner yesterday.
        I am sending this salad as my entry for usha's healthy salads event.
broccoli with corn and peas salad
Ingredients-
Broccoli- 1 - florets seperated
Peas- 1/2cup
Corn -1/2 cup of kernals(frozen)

Dressing
Tomato puree- 2tbsp
Mixed herbs- 1/2tsp
Ginger garlic paste-1/2tsp
Light soya sauce- 1tbsp
Pepper cumin powder- 1tsp
Salt- 1/2tsp
Oil- 1tsp

Method-
  Microwave broccoli , peas. and corn kernal for 5 minutes till they become tender and crisp.
Combine the ingredients stated under the "dressing" and mix well.Pour this on the microwave vegetables. Mix well and microwave for a minute.
      Serve immediately.

20 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said...

healthy salad...nice entry

Pari said...

salads are welcome any time and day of the year. I liked the dressing.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Salad looks sounds interesting and healthy too :-)

Priya said...

Thats a beautiful n healthy salad, love the dressing with tomato puree..

ganga said...

VERY HEALTHY SALAD

Usha said...

The salad looks and sounds delicious Sowmya ! I loved the unique type of dressing used for this salad, thanks for sending it over to the healthy inspirations event !

Nithu Bala said...

Wow! very healthy and colorful salad..

Rachel said...

I like broccolli when it is steamed and by the dressing you used the salad sure would be ideal for me too.

simply.food said...

Healthy and delicious colourful too I love the dressing ingredients.

Sarah Naveen said...

Simply delicious..

Happy Cook said...

Yeah i love the dressing too that makes itself want to eat the salade.

Ann said...

It looks so good and tasty

srikars kitchen said...

Looks yummy & tasty..

Preeti Kashyap said...

This looks so completely yumm...I love broccoli!

Trupti said...

salad looks delicious & healthy

Ms.Chitchat said...

Very healthy and tasty salad. Loved the color.

Cham said...

I never thought a dressing with tomato! Looks good and new salad!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

very healthy salad

Suhaina said...

This salad is new to me. Looks tempting.Very healthy too.
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Dershana said...

loved the way you added tomato puree to a salad dressing, sowmya!

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