I am a traveller , recipe developer and an avid cook . I run my facebook cooking group called sikandalous Cuisine and also organise India's biggest Oriental food festival called Asian Hawkers Market .#asianhawkersmarket
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Friday, 16 June 2017
A Bowlful of Happiness #sikandalouscuisine
Zavher Amit Chowdhury had posted a delicious Salad Nicoise which had my tastebuds in a tizzy . Inspired to eat healthy and deliciously too , I finally got down to making this bowlful of happiness - and it sure was a lot of happiness .
In this salad , the ingredients are so full of juicy flavors -you really dont need a strong dressing , I innovated and came up with this oil free dressing. Ingredients too are as per your taste and what's in the fridge . Here is what I did.
Salad Dressing: 1 Large Juicy Tomato
60 Ml Orange/Malta Juice.
1-2 Teaspoons Balsamic Vinegar - Even Lemon juice is good.
A Pinch of Salt.
Zap the above for 2-3 short zaps in a blender , strain . Then add salt and a pinch of dried thyme - use whatever herb you have.Allow this to rest for 30 minutes for herbs to infuse flavors while you get prepping your salad.
Salad Ingredients :
1 Large Tomato - 8 Pieces.
6-8 Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes - Cut in half .
1 Tiny Onion - Cut in thick Rings.
2 Artichoke Hearts - Cut into 4-6 wedges.
Some Canned Tuna - Next time I will avoid.
Orange / Malta Segments.
1 Hard Boiled Egg - Cut in 4.
Soft Feta Cheese.
Plate the salad ingredients on a bed of lettuce, sprinkle salt and freshly ground black pepper .Spoon on dressing generously and sit down to a bowlful of happiness !