Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Verdant Salad with a Hint of Red

This is a healthy cabbage,bell pepper and bean coleslaw with a healthy avocado dressing. A much better dressing than the fat laden mayo. I have seen this verdant (green) salad at Nupur's place and have adapted it with almost no change.An easy to make salad and very hearty too. Only changes I made was the use of pink cranberry beans instead of the black beans and the addition of little red pepper along with the green pepper.

Ingredients:
Cooked Beans: 1/2 cup I used cranberry/pink beans
Cabbage: 1/2 cup or more thinly shredded
Green Pepper: 1 big thinly sliced
Red Pepper: thinly sliced: just a few pieces (optional)
Cilantro:Handful chopped/minced

Dressing:
Avocado: 1 big ripe one
Yoghurt: 1/2 cup or as per taste
Green Chilli: 1 hot or more as per taste minced
Onion/Shallots: 1-2 tbsp minced

Salt
Pepper
Lemon Juice

Preparation:
Blend together the dressing ingredients adding little salt and pepper.

Season the salad ingredients with salt,pepper and lemon juice. Pile on a plate/salad bowl and ladle the dressing on top.Mix well and consume adjusting the seasoning.

A simple salad,easy to make. We can say it is like a spicy coleslaw. Except that instead of the fatty mayo healthy avocado has been used. The salad is mostly green with hint of red seen in between. The dressing is spicy and lightly green. The pink beans and the red pepper add the hint of red.

A simple salad that allows you to finish your cooking faster in hot summer and healthy to eat.This healthy coleslaw is on way to NCR:Birthday Edition at Tinned Tomatoes, where we are allowed to make salads/soup based on the themes chosen during our birth months. My birthday falls in August and from the available August Themes - Carrots(NCR 2010), Peppers (NCR 2009) and Dressings (NCR 2008), I have chosen the Pepper theme and this salad with red& green pepper,peppercorns and chilli pepper  is apt for it.A hearty Thanks to Nupur for this hearty recipe .


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