Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mixed Veg & Chick Pea Salad with Parsley & Yogurt Dressing

Do you love salads? I do, not just because they are so healthy and good for the body but also they are easy to put together in a jiffy. Most of the time no cooking is involved, add this and that. Come up with a dressing and toss things together and the salad is ready in few minutes. Starting the meal with fiber and water rich food like salads or soups with veggies fills you up and prevents from over doing the high calorie main course later. So give this colorful salad a try as a part of your Thanks giving meal and let me know how you like it. Now getting on to this super simple recipe.



Preparation Time - 10 Minutes

Cooking Time - None

Serves - 4



Ingredients



Cucumber - 1 (Medium size, washed, peeled and cubed)

Tomato - 1 small chopped

Mixed bell peppers - 1 Cup(Red, yellow and green washed and cubed)

Salted & boiled chick peas - 1/2 Cup



Dressing



Greek yogurt or thick yogurt with excess water drained - 3/4 cup

Fresh parsley or cilantro - 1/2 cup (finely chopped, I just put them in my food processor with little bit of yogurt and blended till a coarse paste)

Lemon juice - 2 Tbsp or to taste

Salt - 1/2 tsp or to taste

Black pepper - 1/2 tsp to taste



Method



1) Stir together yogurt, parsley or cilantro(works wonder with yogurt dressing too), lemon juice, salt and pepper. If you like crushed garlic add 2 cloves but I didn't.



2) Toss the cucumbers, tomatoes, mixed peppers, chick peas and add dressing, tossing to coat.

Serve.

Events



1) Sending this to Herbs and Flowers - Parsley an event hosted by Anu's Healthy Kitchen an event started by PJ of Seduce your taste buds.



2) Sending this to Soup and Salad Mela by Srivalli.

32 comments:

Kalyani's Platter said...

Salad lookd delicious .....

Kalyani's Platter said...

Wow looks yummy and delicious ....

Reshmi Mahesh said...

A colorful and healthy recipe...

divya said...

Yum ...looks so delish...that platter is yum

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Excellent looking colorful salad. Wonderfully prepared.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Nandini said...

A lovely salad.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Healthy combo of salad,luks delicious...

Prathibha said...

Healthy salad...looks really delicious

Hari Chandana said...

Woww.. very healthy and colorful salad.. looks absolutely inviting.. thanks for the recipe :)
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Priti said...

Yummy and filling salad ...looks so colourful

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Healthy,Colourful and yumm Salad,luks Super inviting!. Luv it.

jeyashrisuresh said...

thats indeed healthy and tasty too

Sum said...

Colorful and healthy salad... feel like having a bowlful now :)

Priya said...

Super colourful salad, lovely and healthy.

Gayathri NG said...

Refreshing and healthy salad...

Preeti said...

Lovely Bookmarked

Prathima Rao said...

A cooling, refreshing, colorful salad...
Prathima Rao
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Alpana said...

Soooo refreshing & hearty.......can I have the platter please.

julie said...

delicious n healthy too...

Neha said...

Very nice and healthy salad...

aipi said...

Something I can eat on regular basis ~ so fresh n light!
USMasala

SouthIndianHome said...

Looks delicious and healthy

hemalata said...

Healthy and refreshing salad.

Christy said...

Oh yes, I am a big fan of salads!:)
Loved these ingredients, I am good with any fruit or veg salad ;)

Miriam said...

Refreshing mix!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Sobha Shyam said...

healthy and delicious salad..

Kaveri said...

I am really not a big fan of salads...but am slowly trying it out and incorporating them in my diet...this one looks very delicious

anthony stemke said...

Nice looking tasty salad, especially with the chickpeas.

Charles said...

Beautiful, fresh sounding salad - I bet it's just amazing with the cilantro, and the nuttiness of the chick peas. Thanks for sharing :)

Archana said...

Wow yummy salad.
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Amy said...

love this salad,I want to try soon...
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Maayeka said...

very nice and healthy looking recipe.....will surely try this.

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