• green salad with avocado dressing

    August 10, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Sometimes its nice to have a simple salad without many ingredients. I find that  the salad recipe I am about to share with you, is a good accompaniment to pasta, burgers or sandwiches. I love buying the mixed green salad leaves we get these days at Nakumatt or Tusky. Taking advantage of this because as soon as the hot season begins the salads will disappear from Mombasa. People normally go nutty about nuts but I am going nutty about avocado. Just can’t get over the fact that they are still available in abundance. GREEN SALAD WITH AVOCADO DRESSING 4 Servings A bag of green salad leaves (approx. 4 to 5 handful) ¼ cup torn mint leaves Dressing: ½ cup mashed avocado ½ cup thick yogurt…

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  • 123. melon salsa

    July 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Yet another salsa What do you do with a melon that is tasteless? Eat it anyway, or sprinkle some sugar, drizzle some honey, make a smoothie or a salad? Endless options right? So I didn’t take the smoothie path but opted for a yummy salsa to go with the tortilla chips. Great as a starter or a snack. Serve it in style with friends and let them praise your culinary skills. MELON SALSA 2 Servings 1 cup finely chopped cantaloupe, honey dew, any melon ½ cup finely chopped fresh coriander ½ green chilli  finely chopped or paste ¼ cup finely chopped onion ½ tsp salt 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp olive oil Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Serve with tortilla chips or…

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  • Beetroot Grape Salad

    July 2, 2012mayurisjikoni

    RECIPE: BEETROOT GRAPE SALAD Beetroot Grape Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette is a delicate balance of flavours – sweet, tangy and salty. This salad is not only colourful but very tasty and filling too. With the addition of feta and chickpeas, it is perfect as a light meal or as a starter dish. COLOURFUL SALADS There is no doubt that colour plays an important part in our daily lives. Right from the natural colours around us to food. How colourful the food appears, it definitely an attraction to dive into it. Okay, I’m not willing to dive into those artificially coloured desserts, cakes, etc. But naturally colourful food …yes! You will rarely find a basic carrot tomato and lettuce salad on my dining table. I am…

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  • 105. thanda, thanda cool cool

    June 24, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Fresh crunchy juicy cucumbers are a delight to have on its own or in a salad. Cucumbers grown locally in Mombasa seem to have disappeared. The ones from up country are fine but the skin can be a bit tough. Whenever I can, I buy English cucumber from the supermarkets. They rarely are bitter, are nice and juicy and the skin is thin and crunchy too. I used a mandolin (cheeni, slicer) to get thin slices length wise. Then I cut them into thin strips to give the salad a different look. You can just slice them into rings or semi circles, whatever you prefer.   CUCUMBER SALAD 2 servings 2 cucumbers or 1 English cucumber (approximately 2 cups of sliced cucumber)  1 cup fresh…

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  • Roasted Potato and Avocado Salad

    June 21, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIES_ REDOING OLD POSTS #27 Updated on 12/06/2020 For this event, Foodies_Redoing Old Posts my 27th re done recipe is my kind of salad – Roasted Potato and Avocado Salad. What is the group Foodies _Redoing Old Posts all about? Before we get into how to make this filling and tasty salad, let me explain a bit about this group. Updating posts with better photos or better write up or both is  what the group Foodies_Redoing Old Posts started by Renu allows us to do. The advantage of rewriting the post in a better manner makes it more SEO friendly and good photos is what attracts your fans to check out the recipe. This group allows me to stay focused on updating old posts…

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  • 96. strawberry green bean salad

    June 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

    absolute luxury Special Theme:Redo Old Posts BM#78 Week 4 Day 2    What is a salad? A salad is a cold dish of raw or cooked vegetables mixed with meat, fish, fruits and served with a dressing. The dressing can vary from a simple drizzle of lemon juice over the salad to more flavourful ones. Dressings can be creamy or light watery type. I remember when I was growing up salad meant a mixture of tomato, carrot, lettuce, cucumber and not else. Sometimes radish were added. A sprinkle of salt and a bit of pepper and salad was served in this manner for every meal.            Its when I was browsing through Tarla Dalal cook books and a Hamlyn published cookbook that…

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  • Banana Cucumber Raita

    June 19, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Recipe: Banana Cucumber Raita Banana Cucumber Raita is a flavourful and cooling side dish which is a little sweetish and tangy too. Enjoy it with biryani or on its own as a salad. What is a Raita? Raita is a yogurt based dish which is usually served as an accompaniment to a main dish. Usually, raitas are made using vegetables like bottle gourd, radish, cucumber, beetroot and fruits like banana, pomegranate, grapes, pineapple, etc. However, that does not mean a raita is limited to those ingredients. These days there are so many different types of raita that are prepared. In fact, the most common raita you will find served with biryanis and pulao is a boondi raita or onion raita. Boondi is fried little pearl…

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  • 88. ruby pink delight

    June 14, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Grapefruit is available in abundance, both the local and imported ones. I prefer using the local pomelo. It tends to taste less bitter. The segments may not be as pink as the ones in the photo but I got lucky. If you like, you can use proper grapefruit. The tanginess of the grapefruit and sweetness from honey is a wonderful combination.      GRAPEFRUIT /POMELO ONION SALAD Serves 2   1 cup grapefruit segments 2 handfuls of greens, any of your choice ½ medium or 1 small white onion ¼ cup roasted walnut pieces 8 to 10 mint leaves   Dressing : 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp balsamic vinegar 1 tsp honey ¼ tsp salt ½ tsp coarse pepper powder Remove the membrane from…

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  • 74. Eggless coleslaw

    June 1, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Niku’s idea Coleslaw is such a basic salad, widely served with burgers, baked potatoes, chips or french fries, in sandwiches and so many other things. Unfortunately all those who don’t eat eggs cannot really have it as it has mayonnaise. I make my coleslaw at home without the mayonnaise. Once when I made the coleslaw to go with the baked potatoes, Niku said ‘Mum, make the cabbage salad a bit more interesting. Add some grapes’. That was when he was just about 7 or so. Then and there I should have figured out that my son will choose a career where food is the major interest. He is not a chef but works for the hospitality industry. Over the years many more suggestions have poured in…

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  • 68. broccoli salad

    May 29, 2012mayurisjikoni

    crunchy green emeralds    Rainy season means loads of fresh crispy vegetables. Thats what exactly hit me when I entered the famous Mombasa Vegetable market this week. Just couldn’t make up my mind as to what to buy. Wanted to buy the whole market. The deep green fresh broccoli kept on beckoning me to buy her, him? I can eat raw broccoli, blanched, in soup form but I hate boiled broccoli. So it was broccoli salad for dinner on that day. The recipe is very easy to make and a nutritious one. Go on make it, you will love it. updated :05/05/2016           BROCCOLI SALAD Serves 2 1 cup broccoli florets, bite size 4-6 lettuce leaves or any greens of your…

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