Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Garden Salad

I normally don't like adding a lot of the readily available dressing to my salads. I feel salad dressings mask the goodness of fresh vegetables and most of them are not very healthy. So as far as possible I try avoiding them.

So here is a recipe of a great tossed salad that brings out the crispiness of these fresh garden vegetables.

Garden Salad

The reason I call this salad as Garden Salad is because it contains all the fresh green vegetables and is so colorful that reminds of being in a garden.

Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Cooking Time : 5 minutes

Serves : 4


10 broccoli florets steamed lightly
1/2 cup of peas boiled
1 cup of baby spinach
1 cucumber cut into cubes
1/2 cup of ice-berg lettuce
1/4 th cup of boiled corn
1 small onion cut into cubes
1 small tomato seeds removed and cut into cubes

For the dressing:
salt to taste
pepper to taste
1 tsp of honey
1 tsp of lime juice


Take a glass bowl and first place the lettuce in it. Then add the rest of the ingredients except the dressing and mix well. In a small cup, add all the ingredients for the dressing and give it a good mix.
Pour this dressing over the salad. Garden salad is now ready to serve.

Tip: Always pour the dressing on the salad just before serving it, else the salad becomes soggy.


  1. Wow cool! Will try it this Sunday :)

  2. Yeah sure and do let me know how it turns out :)