How to Make a Crazy Vegetable Salad at Home

In this festive season, with Diwali around the corner, all of you would be looking for some tasty and light snacks to serve to your guests. Well, a salad can be a colourful, tasty and healthy pre-dinner snack for you to serve. Also during the festive season, instead of indulging in ghee-laden dishes and extra sugary sweets, serve a healthy and interesting salad. The combination of veggies, fruits, nuts and dressings is enough to keep your stomach full for hours. Read on to find out what all you need to make some crazy and tasty vegetarian salads at home.
Recommended Read:
15 Easy Ways to Get Long and Shiny Hair Naturally
5 Things Men Never Notice during Sex
Bollywood Single Moms Who Got Married Again


Burst of Colours


Always remember, the golden rule of cooking is that the more visually appealing the food is, the more one will crave to eat it. So, not only does the salad need to taste good, it needs to look good as well. Adding a burst of colour to the salad can do wonders to the way it looks. For this, use veggies such as yellow and red bell peppers. You can also add cherry tomatoes and thin slices of cheese for more variations. Cutting these vegetables into chunks or long slices will also change the appearance of the dish.

The Evergreen Greens


How can a wholesome and tasty salad be complete without some fresh green veggies? Whether chopped or served as big chunks, these beautiful looking veggies not only add the taste to the salad, but also provide the body with lots of fibre and nutrients. Add vegetables like iceberg lettuce, cabbage, spring onions, cucumbers, broccoli, and capsicums to your salad to give it a nice veggie twist. 

Add Crunch


Although fresh vegetables provide crunchiness to the salad, the real crunch comes if you add nuts to it. Adding nuts provides you not only an amazing crunch, but also enhances its taste. Nuts like walnuts, cashew nuts and pistachios can add flavour and texture to an amazing vegetarian salad. You can also add some stir-fried olives to it.
 

Don't Forget The Zing


Vinegar and wines, both red as well as white go very well with salads. They add to it the correct amount of taste, sourness and zing. But whenever you add any such zingy products, always remember to add a pinch of sugar to the mix to cut down the acidity of this complete mixture. Some people are also fond of using soya sauce as a dressing.

The Perfect Dressing


Nowadays, there are a number of salad dressings that are readily available in the supermarkets. You name the flavour and there you have it! Thousand island, cheese and chilly, honey mustard, vinaigrette dressings are some common and popular salad dressings. But you can also make a yogurt based, lemon based or any other dressing of your choice at home. Adding dressing to a salad gives it its actual flavour. You can look up the internet to get inspiration for salad dressing recipes.

Seasonings


Now, how is it possible to have a salad that has no seasoning? Different flavoured seasonings such as chili flakes, basil, oregano seasonings etc. can either make or break the taste of a salad. It is thus advisable to add these according to one’s own taste. Also, never stop experimenting. A mix of two flavours, seasonings or dressings can produce an absolutely amazing new flavour.
 
So, get all these things, mix them up and make a light and tasty salad to add a colour of health to your festivities!

--

Did you know that you can get stories like this on the Yahoo mail app?
Download it here.

Latest News

  • Shah Rukh Khan, Zayn Malik, Sanjeev Bhaskar honored at UK Asian Awards 2015

    London, April 18 (ANI): Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, Zayn Malik and Sanjeev Bhaskar were amongst the celebrities who were honored at the recently held Asian Awards 2015. While the former One Direction star, 22, who made his first public appearance since quitting the boy band, picked Outstanding Contribution to Music award, Khan was honored with Outstanding Contribution to Cinema, the Mirror reported. Held at the at London's Grosvenor House Hotel, the ceremony, which was hosted by …

  • Denver teacher's third grade assignment goes viral online

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado teacher who posted notes from her third grade class online and started a social media whirlwind under the hashtag #IWishMyTeacherKnew said on Friday the assignment had been a revelation for her. Kyle Schwartz, 26, asked the eight- and nine-year-olds at her Denver inner city school to write down something they wished she knew about them, partly as a writing exercise, and partly as a way for her to learn about her pupils. Schwartz, a …

  • 'King and I' gets royal treatment in new Broadway revival

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein 1951 musical "The King and I" is getting the royal treatment on Broadway with a 29-piece orchestra and huge cast in a production critics say is breathtaking and beautiful. The show that opened on Thursday night at the Vivian Beaumont Theater tells the story of the Welsh widow, Anna Leonowens, who travels to Bangkok in the 1860s to become a teacher to the King of Siam's children. Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr …

  • After 53-year run, Univision to end 'Sabado Gigante'
    After 53-year run, Univision to end 'Sabado Gigante'

    (Reuters) - Univision Network [UVN.UL] will have a giant hole in its Saturday night line-up - "Sabado Gigante," its top-rated variety show, will be going off the air after a record-breaking 53 years, the broadcaster said on Friday. Created and hosted by Chile-born Don Francisco since 1962, "Sabado Gigante," or "Giant Saturday," is the No. 1 rated show on Saturday night among U.S. Hispanics and is the longest running TV variety show in the world, according to Guinness World Records. With its …

  • 'The Wannabe' searches for identity in mobster world
    'The Wannabe' searches for identity in mobster world

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the waning days of the New York Mafia in the 1990s, a young man ill-suited for a life of crime decides he wants to be a gangster, a real-life quest that inspired the film "The Wannabe." Shot at 30 New York locations on a tight schedule, the film that premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday offers a different take on the gangster film. It blends fact with fiction and follows a couple who robbed New York Mafia social clubs, where mobsters …

  • U.S. must return rare double eagle gold coins to family

    The U.S. government must return 10 exceptionally rare gold coins worth millions of dollars each to a Pennsylvania family from which the purloined coins were seized a decade ago, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday. By a 2-1 vote, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said Joan Langbord and her sons Roy and David are the rightful owners of the double eagle $20 gold pieces, after the government ignored their claim to the coins and missed a deadline to seek their forfeiture. …

  • Karan Johar Hits 6 Million Subcribers, Thanks Everyone For The Love, Hate And Indifference
    Karan Johar Hits 6 Million Subcribers, Thanks Everyone For The Love, Hate And Indifference

    Karan Johar is one of the wittiest film-makers in Bollywood who isn't afraid of making fun of himself. The producer-director,  will soon make his acting debut in Anurag Kashyap's Bombay Velvet. He recently reached 6 million followers on micro-blogging site Twitter. …

  • Youngistaan's Neha Sharma Roped In For 'Hera Pheri 3'?
    Youngistaan's Neha Sharma Roped In For 'Hera Pheri 3'?

    We had recently reported that Neeraj Vora's Hera Pheri 3 went on floors. One of the film's leads, Abhishek Bachchan took to Twitter to announce the same. Produced by Firoz Nadiadwala, the film also stars John Abraham, Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal. Recently there have been reports that Neha Sharma of Youngistaan fame has been brought in for the film as one of the leads. …

Loading...