• 110.grape beetroot salad

    July 2, 2012mayurisjikoni

    sweet and tangy Colours play such  an important role in determining the quality of a dish presented to your guests or family. I love my salads to appear colourful. A boiled beetroot and a handful of grapes left in the fridge, turned into a delightful salad. You can use your choice of dressing for the salad… french, mayonnaise, thousand island etc. I prepared mine with my famous simple oil and lemon dressing. Mix the grapes, or use one colour. I have not used a sweetener for the dressing as both the beetroot and grapes are sweet.   GRAPE BEETROOT SALAD 2 Servings 1 cup green salad leaves or baby spinach 1 medium beetroot 2 tbsps crumbled feta cheese 2 tbsps chopped chives or spring onions 12…

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  • 72. Papaya Salad

    May 31, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Fruit or a Salad –or what? Have you ever spent your precious time and money trying to buy just the right papaya or paw paw? I have and still do. I always turn them  around to check if it will be the right one, try to weigh them in my palm to see if its heavy or light, whether it will ripen well or not etc etc.  Some say if the papaya is heavy then its good, if it is oval shape then it will be sweet. You can buy any shape and its all  like a pot luck. Some are extremely sweet and some can be unbearably spongy and bland. Now if you folks living in UK have spent pounds buying the precious tropical fruit…

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  • 64. avocado, tomato and feta salad

    May 24, 2012mayurisjikoni

       It’s Feta Cheese Time               Feta cheese is a Greek cheese usually made from sheep or goats’ milk. It is then brined or pickled to give the salty, tangy taste and crumbly consistency. Modern commercially made feta is made from cow’s milk. However Greece and Bulgaria still prepare is mostly from sheep or goats’ milk. A single serving is about 38g. If you find the feta too salty soak it in water for 5 minutes to remove the saltiness. It is very difficult to find feta cheese in the normal grocery stores in India. To make paneer taste like feta, I would usually marinate it in salt and lemon for 2 to 3 hours. Though it doesn’t taste exactly…

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  • 24. watermelon feta spinach salad

    March 13, 2012mayurisjikoni

      a cool treat!  Watermelons are in season at the moment in India. I have made this salad umpteen times as its  very refreshing, cool and different from the conventional salads. Usually, I keep the watermelon cubes in the fridge till required. Use up your not so sweet watermelon as a salad. Rich in potassium and Vitamin A, low in calories so go on and have this for lunch till the season lasts.   WATERMELON FETA SPINACH SALAD 2 generous servings 2 cups of watermelon cubes or balls 12 -15  baby spinach leaves, washed 10 -12 black olives cut into halves 1/2 cup feta cheese cubes 1/4 cup mint leaves Dressing: 2 tbsps olive oil 1 tbsp red wine vinegar or lemon juice 1/4 tsp…

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