Healthy, innovative and easy to prepare salads

There's more to salads than just tossing together some fruits and veggies with salad seasoning. A range of never-heard before ingredients, including super foods have made way into salad recipes to add a dash of nutrition to this health-conscious preparation. Listed are two simple salad recipes by PVR Mistral, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

Vegetarian Quinoa Salad

·         Blanched quinao seeds 120 gms
·         Brunoise Green beans 40 gms
·         Brunoise  bellpeppers 40 gms
·         Toasted pine nuts 10 gms
·         Brunoise red Onion 20 gms
·         Sumac powder 1 Tea spoon
·         Zatar powder 1 Tea spoon
·         Chopped garlic 2 pinch
·         Chopped parsley  ½ Tea spoon
·         Lime juice  ½  Tea spoon
·         Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tea spoon
·         Salt & pepper to taste

·         In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Add quinoa and a pinch of salt. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 14 minutes. Allow cooling to room temperature; fluff with a fork.
·         Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine olive oil, sea salt, sumac powder, zatar powder, chopped garlic, lemon juice, brunoise green bean, bell pepper, red onion, and chopped parsley. Stir in cooled quinoa.
·         Add salt & pepper to taste.
·         Garnish with toasted pine nuts. 

Grilled Chicken Salad

·         Chicken thigh bone less 160 gms (without skin)
·         Char grilled zucchini 50 gms
·         Char grilled asparagus 50 gms
·         Red pepper 40 gms
·         Grilled onion ring 20 gms
·         Cherry tomato 4-5 no
·         Snow peas 3-4 no
·         French beans 3-4 no
·         Mix lettuce  40 gms
·         Sisame oil  ¼ Tea spoon
·         Orange juice reduction 8ml
·         Sisame seeds  ½  Tea spoon
·         Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tea spoon
Salt & pepper to taste  

·         Preheat the grill for high heat.
·         Lightly oil the grill grate. Place chicken on the grill, and cook 6 minutes per side, or until juices run clear. Remove from heat and slice.
·         In a large bowl, add mix lettuce, cherry tomato, French beans, snow peas, grilled asparagus, zucchini and bell peppers.
·         Then tossed with sesame orange dressing (sesame oil, orange reduction, toasted sesame seeds, extra virgin olive oil, salt & pepper)
·         Top with the shredded grilled   chicken, grilled onion rings and tossed sesame seeds.



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