4 Summer Salads

Past few days had the mercury soaring with me spending as less time as possible in the kitchen. Such days call for cool, refreshing salads. Usually along with salad we drink home grown tender coconut water or buttermilk or fresh mango juice. These extremely easy, cool salads make for a light and filling meal.

simple-kachumbar sprouts-apple-salad
Simple Kachumbar ~ Sprouts Apple Salad
musk-melon-papaya-salad chicken-salad
Fruit Salad ~ Chicken Salad

~ Finely slice onions. Julienne capsicum, cucumber, carrot and beetroot. Place in a bowl, combine and chill. Just before serving, combine olive oil, salt, pinch of chilli pwd, pinch of sugar and lemon juice. Mix well and garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve.

Sprouts & Apple Salad
~ Finely chop an apple and cucumber. Combine with a cup of moong sprouts. Just before serving, combine salt, pepper pwd, pinch of sugar and lemon juice and combine well.

Fruit Salad
~ Peel and cube ripe papaya and musk melon. Drizzle 1-2 tsp of honey and combine. Chill and serve.

Chicken Salad ~ Boil chicken adding some salt and pepper. Drain the stock and de-bone the chicken and chop into small pieces. Julienne capsicums, slice onions, cumcumber and tomatoes (de-seed). Combine all the above ingredients and chill. In a bowl, combine 1 tbsp mayonnaise, 1 tbsp mustard sauce, 1 tbsp honey, 1/2 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsps roasted and peeled peanuts, pepper and salt to taste. Whisk well. Just before serving tear iceburg lettuce roughly and add to the chilled chicken and vegetables. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine. Serve.

4 Summer Salads

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

  •  sprouts
  •   fruits


  • http://visitmykitchen.blogspot.com/ Sowmya

    Wow March of salads huh? Ideal for summer…
    Simple Kachumbar looks colorful and tempting..

  • http://kalyanikitchen.blogspot.com/ Kalyani

    the salads look colorful & delicious sailu ……..

  • manu

    thanx sailu for posting such wonderful salad recipes. just needed so much for the moment!!!

  • http://khaugiri.blogspot.com/ Khaugiri

    What colorful salads….. I’ll try chicken salad first.

  • http://www.samaithupaarkalaam.blogspot.com Kalai

    Lovely salads for summer! So colorful and yummy!

  • http://misspecs.wordpress.com Specs

    Ohh, those are yummy and so healthy!! Can you please tell how to get moong daal to sprout like that? Placed on wet cotton in a cold dark place? Esp For how long?

    Specs, go through this article on how to sprout moong. It should be of help to you.

  • http://chefinyou.com DK

    I am still not used to eating fruit salads – No idea why. I am eying the onion kachumber! Looks scrumptious. Must try for me…

  • http://www.meesosweetandspicy.blogspot.com meeso

    These salads look great!

  • http://www.love4cooking.blogspot.com mahek

    great salads!!!!
    feel like having them right out of your bowls, i love salads and you know in India we have only our kochambir and raitas, which we make almost every day..
    Its great to see such great ideas.
    Please post more such nutritious and refreshing salads.

  • http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet

    Wow! I wish I had “home grown tender young coconuts”! Your salads look great. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • http://www.curryinkadai.blogspot.com kalva

    lovely salads

  • http://mykitchentreasures.blogspot.com/ Happy Cook

    Wow i love all four salades, wonderful for the summer heat. I especially love tha tpapaya and melon one.

  • http://www.tasteslikehome.org Cynthia

    Refreshing, colourful, inspiring and bursting with flavour. Thank you for sharing these

  • Slokam

    Sailu garu,

    Gud site and mouth watering recipes…

  • Yogesh Dangle

    Salads are a healthy way of keeping up with the scorching heat of summers. Salads are indeed a good option, these salad recipes are something which I learned after reading this blog, thank you for sharing. Loved the idea of sprouts and fruit salad. Check out some quick and healthy gourmet salads recipes kit on iChef.