Goma Kyuri- Asian Style Sesame Cucumbers

I was wanting to use some persian cucumbers I had in the fridge and I saw this article on NY times and decided to give it a try.This is a light and easy side dish or salad for any meal.I used a soy vinaigrette for this recipe.Preparation time10 minutes plus time to marinadeServes2 cupsServing Size1/4... Continue Reading →

Mexican Black Bean Salad

This is a simple,healthy and super delicious salad full of protein,good fats,vegetarian and super rich in fiber.The avocado gives a creamy and delicious dressing.Preparation time:15 minutesServes:2Ingredients:2 cups chopped lettuce of your choice(I used iceberg)1/2 cup diced onion1/2 cup corn kernels1/2 cup cooked black beans1/2 cup diced tomato1/4 teaspoon cumin powder1 avocado1 jalapenosalt to taste1/2 teaspoon... Continue Reading →

Arugula Salad

Arugula is a peppery green lettuce that is rich in vitamin c and potassium.Arugula was primarily used in Greek an Mediterranean dishes but now is popular in most american dishes as well in salads,pizzas etc.This is a perfect  and quick salad when you do not want to eat a lot of food and want a... Continue Reading →

Dragon Fruit Chaat

When you have a lot of fruit left in your fridge and don't know what to do with them,here is a healthy salad with chickpeas and tangy spices.This recipe uses Dragon fruit usually found in Asian markets.Preparation time: 20 minutesServes:6Ingredients:1 cup dry chickpeas(soaked in water overnight)1 dragon fruit diced1/2 cup diced onion1 cup cilantro1 cup... Continue Reading →

Orzo salad

Orzo is really Italian pasta shaped in the form of rice.Due to the small size it absorbs flavors quickly and is an easy dish to make.This is a simple recipe with orzo,tomatoes,olives,feta,oregano etc,giving it a greek flavor profile.The dish is lightly tangy from the lemon and at the same time balanced with the sweetness of... Continue Reading →

Quick Romaine Salad

 I love fresh salads,I usually eat salads in the night instead of a heavy meal,it helps me go to bed feeling lighter and waking up lighter.This can be paired with a fresh baked chicken or fish fillet.Preparation time: 5 minutesServing: 2-3 cupsIngredients2 cups finely chopped romaine lettuce1-2 teaspoons balsamic vinaigrette(see recipe below,also available in trader... Continue Reading →

Cucumber Salad

My mom used to give us cucumber salad in India during the hot summer months.Cucumber is 90 percent water which will keep you hydrated in summer.This preparation hardly takes 5 minutes and needs no cooking.Preparation time: 5 minutesServing: 2-3 cupsIngredients:Cucumber-1 large finely choppedOnion-1/4 medium finely choppedTomato-1 medium finely choppedLemon-1Black pepper powder-1/4 teaspoonSugar-2 pinchesSalt to tasteProcedure:1.Take... Continue Reading →

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