Florida salad

Posted on August 17, 2009. Filed under: Starter | Tags: , , |

Serve this vitamin B2 enriched salad as a part of a buffet party and get ready for all that praises.

Cooking Time : Nil.
Preparation Time : 25 mins.

Serves 6.

2 cups pears or any other fruit, diced
1 cup low fat paneer (cottage cheese), cut into cubes
½ cup capsicum, diced
2 cups ice berg lettuce, torn into pieces
1 cup cucumber, diced
To be blended into a dressing
½ cup thick low fat curds
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp sugar
3 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tsp chilli sauce
2 tsp pickled cocktail onions, chopped
2 tsp pickled capsicum, chopped
½ tsp chopped green chilli
salt to taste
For the garnish
½ cup toasted whole wheat bread croutons
6 red cherries
For the dressing
1. Whisk the curds thoroughly, ensuring there are no lumps.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
3. Store refrigerated and use as required.
How to proceed
1. If using fresh pears, sprinkle a little lemon juice on top to avoid discolouration.
2. Mix the capsicum, pears, paneer and cucumber together.
3. Put the lettuce in ice-cold water for 10 minutes. Drain thoroughly
4. Toss together the lettuce and the paneer and capsicum mixture and arrange on a platter.
5. Sprinkle bread croutons, cherries and the dressing on top.
6. Serve immediately.

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