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Salad Greens and Boiled Peanuts

Salad Synergy for Spring

This colorful and tasty salad is Vijay’s creation. Boiled peanuts, salad greens served with homemade yogurt and black pepper dressing. A cup of tomato rasam on the side makes this a pleasant luncheon or light supper to have.

This is one of those recipes, where you buy ready to use ingredients and put together a meal at home. We bought boiled peanuts from a Vietnamese grocery shop and salad greens from another nearby grocery shop. The meal preparation went like this – opened the salad greens packet, washed and drained them. Shelled the peanuts. Coarsely crushed black pepper and added it to yogurt along with some salt and a teaspoon of gulkand. Took the salad greens and peanuts in a big bowl and mixed. Served with yogurt. (We also added orange slices.)

Salad Greens and Boiled Peanuts ~ From Packets to Plate for JFI-WBB: Greens

Our Light Luncheon Today

Gulkand (Concentrated sugary rose petals) – available in Indian stores

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Lettuce greens,Peanuts (Monday April 23, 2007 at 10:16 pm- permalink)
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  1. The salad looks good and very healthy!
    I loved the cup where you put the rasam.Did you get it from India?
    have a good night!

    Comment by Nisha — April 23, 2007 @ 10:43 pm

  2. thats colorful and healthy too

    Comment by anusharaji — April 23, 2007 @ 11:51 pm

  3. Indira, a really nice and colorful salad! I love the peanuts – adding a nice crunch to the salad.

    Comment by Meeta — April 24, 2007 @ 1:50 am

  4. Hi Indira,
    Nice salad!Cools one just looking at it.Would love to know where u were able to get gulkand in US.Have a 6yr old and would love for her to try it.Specially in coming summer months.

    Comment by marietta — April 24, 2007 @ 7:06 am

  5. Hi Indira,
    I love the combination of fruit, nuts and cheese on salads.
    Never tried peanuts and yoghurt. This is lovely.

    Comment by sonali — April 24, 2007 @ 9:00 am

  6. Indira, I love the colours of this salad… though it takes a lot of effort to eat it… I love gulkhand and I mix it water and drink it as a coolant for the body whenever necessary. It works really good

    Comment by Deepika Saripalli — April 24, 2007 @ 9:26 am

  7. Hi Indira,

    What a wonderful and colorful salad!Felt so fresh looking at those colors in the salad!


    Comment by lakshmi — April 24, 2007 @ 10:45 am

  8. i love that cup in which u have the rasam. nice pics:)

    Comment by Ranjani — April 24, 2007 @ 2:16 pm

  9. Quick, healthy, colourful and tasty I am sure.

    Comment by Cynthia — April 24, 2007 @ 6:37 pm

  10. indira such a crunchy and healthy salad would love ti try it!

    Comment by Roopa — April 24, 2007 @ 9:14 pm

  11. Thanks all for your nice comments. Glad to hear that you liked Vijay’s creation – the peanut-spring salad.

    Comment by Indira — April 24, 2007 @ 9:56 pm

  12. I loved the way you have used gulkand. My mom would always use it for fruit salad dressing, mix it up with a couple of spoons of cream and it tastes divine. And the link you have provided for the store that sells it in B’lore, oh, that’s my favorite haunt every time I visit B’lore, a visit there is a must!

    Comment by Mekhala — April 25, 2007 @ 11:43 am

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