Zesty Avocado Salad

My very own creation and the only salad I like 😀

Ideal for summer BBQs
Ideal for roast dinners
Ideal for light lunches
Ideal for weight watchers

It is not some ordinary boring salad. Very flavoursome and zesty, the combination of mint and lemon in dressing is outclass and the sweetness of grape tomatoes and subtlety of avocados make it fun and tempting to eat.

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 avocados (cut in to medium cubes)
  • 1 medium red onion cut round
  • 1 continental cucumber cut into cubes or semis
  • Leaf lettuce (chopped up rough)
  • 250 gms grape tomatoes (cut in halves)

FOR DRESSING

  • 1 tspn lemon zest
  • 4 tbspns lemon juice
  • 1 tspn olive oil
  • Some cracked black pepper
  • Some table salt
  • Some fresh chopped up mint

Method:

  • Wash and cut all the vegetables. Put them in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, mix everything given for dressing and pour over the vegetables.
  • Mix and toss.
  • Serve.
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Peri Peri Chicken Tenderloins with Chickpea Salad

Another sizzling hot recipe for chicken tenders. I personally like chicken tenderloin part for grilling when asked for lean poultry because I think chicken breast can be really dry sometimes, but you can use chicken breast for the same recipe, just pound it a bit with the meat hammer before grilling 🙂

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 8 Chicken tenderloins
  • A little bit of salt
  • 2 tbspns lemon juice
  • 1 cup peri peri sauce (I personally like Nandos Trio Bell Pepper)

FOR SALAD

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • ¼ cup chopped coriander
  • 1 tbspn tamarind and date sauce
  • Some chaat masala
  • 1 potato (boiled and diced)
  • 1 medum red onion chopped
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • 2 tbspns lemon juice

Method:

  • Massage chicken tenders with salt and lemon and keep aside for 30 mins.
  • Heat the grill pan and place all the tenders on the hot plate and wait for 1- 2 mins until the chicken begins to sizzle and change the colour on the sides.
  • Flip the side and brush the peri peri sauce of your choice to the cooked side and let the chicken grill for 3 mins.
  • Take the tenders off the plate and prepare the salad.
  • For salad, mix everything and serve.

Chicken Tenderloins with Cabbage Salad

Quick, easy, healthy and hassle free meal for weight loss, lite dinners or for being healthy. It has got all the zesty taste you want, all the spice, all the filling and all the nutrition you need….

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 8 chicken tenderloins
  • 2 tbspns lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tspn chicken salt
  • ½ tspn paprika/ chilli flakes (for hot)
  • ½ tspn garlic paste

FOR SALAD

  • 1 cup thinly sliced cabbage
  • ½ cup carrot julienne
  • ¼ cup diced capsicum
  • ½ cup diced cucumber
  • ¼ cup diced tomato
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • ½ cup boiled chickpeas
  • Few fresh mint leaves chopped
  • Some lemon juice, salt and pepper to season

Method:

  • For tenderloins, mix all the ingredients in a bowl and marinate chicken tenders for 45 to 60 mins.
  • Heat a grill pan and brush some olive oil. Grill tenderloins, giving each side 2 minutes.
  • Meanwhile make the salad. Combine all the cut vegetables in a deep bowl. Season with some salt and pepper and a splash of lemon juice. Serve with fresh grilled tenderloins.

Oven Baked Chicken Tikka

The best way to make your guests wonder how much effort you put in but honestly, its just marination and baking and the result is perfect. This dish goes best with Mattar Pulao or Channa Pulao and everyone on the table will love it. It is oil free and fat free. #healthy ❤

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 8 chicken marylands (joint piece of leg and thigh) (skinless)
  • 2 tbspns ginger and garlic paste
  • 1 tbspn crushed green chillies
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 2 – 3 tspns salt
  • 1 tspn red chilli powder
  • 1 tspn red chilli flakes
  • 1 tspn carom seeds
  • 1 tspn black pepper (cracked)
  • 1 tbspn coriander powder
  • 1 tspn ground garam masala
  • 1 tbspn cumin seeds
  • 1 tspn cumin powder
  • 1 tbspn chaat masala
  • Few drops of yellow color
  • 1 tspn dried fenugreek leaves
  • 1 cup yogurt

Method

  • Wash and dry marylands. Make deep cuts into leg and thigh pieces. Massage with some lemon juice, salt, ginger garlic and green chillies for 5 minutes in the cuts and on the meat.
  • Mix all the spices together and add it to the chicken. Massage again and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • Now add yogurt and mix the marination well and leave it overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Place the chicken pieces on to the wire rack in a roasting dish and bake on one side for 1 hour. Take out, change the side and bake for 30 more minutes.
  • Take out and serve hot with mint sauce and tamarind chutney.

Chicken Guacamole Sandwiches

Are you on diet? Looking for a substitute for Mayo? Craving for some snack? Wanna plan a tea party? Want some easy idea for Birthday party? A side for BBQ party?

Yes, This is the recipe you are looking for. Healthy and natural, without any heavy sauces or butter.

Most people dont like avocados because of its bland taste, but hey! its not a fruit. It is good for your health and rich in healthy fats and omega 3 and a perfect substitute for Mayo and butter, so why not switch to it?

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 chicken breast (boiled/ roasted/ grilled) (shredded)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 4 tbspns chopped red bell pepper
  • 4 tbspns chopped tomato (without seeds)
  • 4 tbspns chopped red onion
  • 2 tbspns chopped jalapenos
  • 1 tbspn chopped coriander
  • A splash of lemon juice
  • 1 tbspn sour cream
  • Some salt and cracked black pepper
  • 6 multigrain/ light rye or white sandwich bread slices
  • Procedure:
  • Mash avocado in a mixing bowl and add all the ingredients in it to make spread.
  • Lightly toast the bread pieces and spread 3 tbspns of chicken mixture in one sandwich. Be generous with your filling.
  • Cut the sandwich neatly with a sharp sandwich knife and serve.

Grilled Salmon with Pickles & Salad

Surprise your loved one this NYE! ….Going to city with friends and watching fireworks, drinking all night and doing stupid activities cannot match an outdoor dinner with your loved one, candles, flowers, chocolates, chilled champagne or wine and a lovely home made dinner followed by a sexy, indulging dessert while watching the stars, kissing each other at midnight and making a promise to be together next year and rest of the life…..

Its just amazing….. I am giving you the dinner idea, for rest use your own creativity…….. 🙂 but do make them feel special, you dont know what next year brings……

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 salmon cutlets (lrg size)
  • Some salt and cracked pepper
  • 1 tbspn lemon juice
  • ½ tspn mustard
  • 1 clove garlic (chopped fine)
  • 1 tspn chopped dill
  • 1 tbspn olive oil
  • A splash of olive oil (for cooking)

FOR PICKLES

  • Any garden salad
  • Lemon wedges (very important)
  • Gerkins
  • Olives
  • Pickled chillies
  • Pickled turnips

Procedure:

-Pat the fillets dry with the paper towel.

-In a bowl, mix lemon juice, salt, pepper, oil, garlic, dill and mustard, apply on the fillets and keep aside for 30 mins.

-Meanwhile you can arrange some pickles and greens onto the serving dish.

-Now heat the grill pan, drizzle some oil and place the fillets on it. After 1 minute reduce the heat to medium. Cook 5 – 7 minutes per side depending on the thickness of the fillet. Flip the side only once.

-Now as the fish is cooked, it will be flaky as well so lift it out of the pan very carefully and put it on the plate you just decorated with greens and pickles.

-Serve immediately.

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