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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Chicken Waldorf Salad

I am not a big fan of mayonnaise based salad but this one is my favorite, I add a little amount of mayo and more sour cream which makes it lite and delicious. I made it today and everyone on the table loved it. The best thing about this salad is it can be used as salad or as a filling to your baguette or bagel or any bread. So try this salad and let me know how you go with it 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • 1 apple, diced
  • ¼ cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup diced crimson grapes
  • 1 cup pan roasted chopped walnuts/ pecans
  • 1 chicken breast, boiled and diced
  • 2 tspns mayo
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper

Method:

  • Wash and cut all the fruits as instructed. Boil the chicken and dice it after cooling it.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine may and sour cream and season with some salt and pepper.
  • Add chicken and all the fruits and nuts and mix well.
  • Serve on your favorite salad platter or use it as a filling for your sandwich.

Greek Inspired Side Garden Salad

Its a normal garden side salad but I have added some feta cheese (because I love it), some olives (because they are nutritious) and a drizzle of lemon juice (for taste) and olive oil (for flavor)….. The extras make it Greek inspired. Go perfectly with Pan seared or grilled salmon, Roast chicken and any rice dish…..

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 Red onion cut into thick rings
  • 1 Tomato (deseeded) cut into cubes
  • Some fancy lettuce mix
  • Some green mix
  • Some rocket leaves
  • 1 200 gms Danish feta slab (cut into cubes)
  • ½ continental cucumber cut into thin slices
  • Some olive oil
  • Some lemon juice

Procedure:

-Take your salad bowl or dish and fill it half with greens. Now add some tomatoes and cucumbers and then place some red onion rings on top.

-Chuck in some Danish feta and toss to mix everything.

-Drizzle some olive oil and lemon juice on top and serve.

Red Kidney Bean Salad/ Lobia Salad/ Lobya Salad

This is the recipe for the same Lobya salad which is served on weddings in Pakistan ….

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 can red kidney beans
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 1 green chilli chopped
  • Some green coriander chopped
  • 1 tomato deseeded and chopped
  • 4 tbspns lemon juice
  • Some chaat masala
  • Some black pepper
  • 1 cucumber chopped

Procedure:

-Strain the beans and wash them with cold water until the sticky preservative material is washed properly. Keep aside for 5 mins to drain the access water.

-Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and season with masalas and lemon juice.

-Mix and serve.

Salmon with Apple Caper Salad

This is my favorite recipe for lite dinner, I like the flavor of Salmon, its different from other fish plus capers add an extra hit to it and olives of course, makes it more rich in flavor and health………

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 salmon tail fillets
  • 1 tbspn red chilli flakes
  • Some salt
  • ½ lemon squeezed
  • 2 tbspns olive oil

FOR SALAD

  • 1 cup green stuffed olives
  • 1 tbspn baby capers
  • 1 cup sliced cabbage
  • 1 cup julienned apple
  • 1 cucumber sliced
  • Some red chilli flakes
  • ½ lemon squeezed

Procedure:

-Heat the grill pan and place the fillets on it with the skin side down.

-Let it freckle and crackle on low heat for about 5 minutes.

-Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix lemon juice, olive oil, salt and red chilli flakes together.

-Now turn the side of the fish and apply the lemon mixture with silicon brush.

-Let it cook for 5 minutes. Then flip and apply rest of the mixture on the other side with the silicon brush.

-Take it out onto the plate with apple cabbage salad.

FOR SALAD

-Combine all the vegetables in a salad mixer and mix. Take it out in a bowl and prepare the dressing by combining red chilli flakes and lemon juice.

-Pour the dressing on the salad and serve with any grilled fish (specially Salmon).

Greek Salad

One of my favorite Salads with Charcoal chicken……

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 220 gms of Danish feta/ 1 block of feta cheese (available in Supermarket Deli)
  • 1 cup black pitted olives
  • 1 capsicum (cubes)
  • 1 cucumber with skin sliced
  • 1 red onion (sliced)
  • 1 punnet cherry tomatoes (cut into half)

FOR DRESSING

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • Some Greek oregano (dried)
  • A pinch of salt

Procedure:

-Combine all the vegetables in a salad bowl.

-Combine the dressing ingredients in a separate bowl and mix.

-Pour the dressing all over the vegetables.

-Mix and toss.

-Serve.

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