Tuesday, 19 June 2012

96. strawberry green bean salad

absolute luxury

This salad dish is to die for. I could make a meal out of it and it still would not be enough. What I love about this salad is that the colour combination makes it absolutely irresistible. I know poppy seeds are banned in some countries so instead I guess you could use some nuts or roasted sesame seeds. Try with black sesame seeds. At the moment the french beans are so tender, that its the right time to try out this salad. Okay  hold your horses, am getting to the recipe.





STRAWBERRY GREEN BEAN SALAD
For 2

1 cup strawberries either cut into half or thick slices
1 heaped cup of baby spinach leaves
2 lettuce leaves torn into pieces
¼ cup french beans cut into 1" pieces
10 to 12 almonds roasted and cut into pieces

Dressing :
2 tbsps olive oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp orange juice
1 tbsp poppy seeds
1 tsp coarse pepper powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp grated orange peel

  1. Boil about a cup of water.When its boiling, add the french bean pieces to it. Let it simmer for 2 to 3 minutes and drain them out into a sieve. Wash them under cold running water. Put the beans in a bowl.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  3. To make the dressing, whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  4. Drizzle the dressing over the salad just before serving or serve the dressing on the side.
Tips:
  • If you don't have a small whisk for the dressing, then use a small jar. Put all the ingredients into it. Close the lid tightly and give it a good shake.
  • If you don't get baby spinach, use tender small palak leaves.
  • Can use green leaves of your choice.
  • When you grate the orange peel, make sure you don't grate the white part of the orange. Otherwise the salad will taste bitter.
You may want to check out the following:
grapefruit avocado salad
watermelon cucumber salad
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4 comments:

  1. A very innovative salad and I love the dressing.

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  2. innovative recipe :)

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

96. strawberry green bean salad

absolute luxury

This salad dish is to die for. I could make a meal out of it and it still would not be enough. What I love about this salad is that the colour combination makes it absolutely irresistible. I know poppy seeds are banned in some countries so instead I guess you could use some nuts or roasted sesame seeds. Try with black sesame seeds. At the moment the french beans are so tender, that its the right time to try out this salad. Okay  hold your horses, am getting to the recipe.





STRAWBERRY GREEN BEAN SALAD
For 2

1 cup strawberries either cut into half or thick slices
1 heaped cup of baby spinach leaves
2 lettuce leaves torn into pieces
¼ cup french beans cut into 1" pieces
10 to 12 almonds roasted and cut into pieces

Dressing :
2 tbsps olive oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp orange juice
1 tbsp poppy seeds
1 tsp coarse pepper powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp grated orange peel

  1. Boil about a cup of water.When its boiling, add the french bean pieces to it. Let it simmer for 2 to 3 minutes and drain them out into a sieve. Wash them under cold running water. Put the beans in a bowl.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  3. To make the dressing, whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  4. Drizzle the dressing over the salad just before serving or serve the dressing on the side.
Tips:
  • If you don't have a small whisk for the dressing, then use a small jar. Put all the ingredients into it. Close the lid tightly and give it a good shake.
  • If you don't get baby spinach, use tender small palak leaves.
  • Can use green leaves of your choice.
  • When you grate the orange peel, make sure you don't grate the white part of the orange. Otherwise the salad will taste bitter.
You may want to check out the following:
grapefruit avocado salad
watermelon cucumber salad
Sending this recipe to the following events:





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4 comments:

  1. A very innovative salad and I love the dressing.

    ReplyDelete
  2. innovative recipe :)

    Ongoing event: http://easyandsimplefoods.blogspot.com/2014/11/first-blog-anniversary-and-giveaway.html

    ReplyDelete

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