I love adding fresh fruits to my salad. It makes a light, energetic, delicious and vibrant meal. The flavours and textures of this salad is delightful. The sweet and sour taste should be perfectly balanced while making the dressing to the salad.
Here, in this salad recipe, ripe sweet mango and fresh mint is used. Chop the fruits into half inch cubes. Dried figs are also added to give a unique taste. Instead of peanuts, pine-nuts is also great for this dish. Basil or cilantro can be used if mint is unavailable.
Quick, sweet and delicious salad with fresh fruits, nuttiness from dried figs, crunchiness of peanuts, tossed with a zingy dressing.
Total time : 8 minutes, cuisine : indian, serves : 2, author : gloria
1 c strawberry (chopped/cubed)
1/2 c ripe mango (chopped/cubed)
1/2 c watermelon (chopped/cubed)
1/4 c dried figs (chopped)
1 tsp peanuts (roasted/chopped)
1/2 tsp fresh mint leaves (chopped)
pinch of salt
for the dressing:
half of 1 lemon
1 tsp honey (as per need)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
pepper (as per desired)
In a small bowl, hand-squeeze lemon; add honey, vanilla and pepper. Mix well. Reserve.
Combine strawberry, mango, watermelon, dried figs, peanuts, mint leaves and salt in a large bowl.
Just before serving, add the dressing and toss everything gently.
my observations/notes :
– can add raw sugar or brown sugar instead of honey
– can use cilantro or basil instead of mint