Exotic salad

Posted on August 3, 2009. Filed under: Diabetes/diabetic recipe, Starter | Tags: , , , |

Earthy broccoli florets, iceberg lettuce and crispy celery stalks in combination with bean sprouts provide a wonderful array of flavours to delight the palate and also provide a wealth of nutrients.
The puréed melon adds volume to the dressing making it creamier and of a coating consistency to flavour the vegetables and sprouts. Feel free to use any combination of vegetables that are handy.

Cooking Time : Nil.
Preparation Time : 10 mins.

Serves 4.

Ingredients
1½ cups iceberg lettuce, torn into pieces
½ cup bean sprouts
½ cup broccoli florets, blanched
2 celery stalks, chopped
For the dressing
1 cup ripe muskmelon (kharbooja), chopped
½ teaspoon roasted cumin seeds (jeera), crushed
3 tablespoons chopped coriander
salt and pepper to taste
For the dressing
1. Blend the muskmelon to a smooth purée in a blender.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate till required.
How to proceed
1. Combine all the ingredients for the salad in a bowl and refrigerate.
2. Just before serving, add the dressing and toss well.
3. Serve immediately.
Tips
Add ½ sachet of sugar substitute to the dressing if the melon is not sweet enough.
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