Greek Salad

Salads are an everyday preparation in my home. I am therefore constantly on the lookout for interesting salad recipes. I normally stick to the Indian icon, Tarla Dalal, for inspiration. That’s because her recipes use ingredients that are easily available in the country. But I do like to try salads from different countries too. When…

Tomato, Basil and Tofu Salad

I have been enjoying concocting salad recipes. In the process, I have lost count on the number of salads that I have prepared. It suffices to say that each one is more interesting (and tasty) than the next. This salad called for feta cheese. I could have substituted the dairy with vegan cheese. However, my…

Oriental Salad

I have experimented with so many salads recently that I am in a delightful dilemma these days. I am flooded with choice on which salads to prepare – each one tastes better than the next. What a good place to be in! Once again, my experiments led me to the famous Tarla Dalal. It is…

Caesar Salad

I have heard of Caesar salad, but really did not know what it was – except that it is a salad! So, I decided to add to my knowledge. Whenever I check out a new recipe, my first task is to check the list of ingredients – whether I have the actual ingredients or suitable…

Office Salad

What an interesting name! I customised this recipe from the late Tarla Dalal’s website. Tarla Dalal was India’s most iconic and proliferous food writer. All her recipes were vegetarian, making it easier to customise so that they are WFPB compliant. She christened this ‘Office Salad’ as it was capable of being packed and carried to…

Spanish Salad

It seems that I have travelled all over Europe in search of my salad recipes! I do post Indian salad recipes. But the recipes from various other countries are also very interesting and tasty. The only issue is that the ingredients may not always be available. I then have to find the closest substitute. In…

Russian Salad (Modified)

I have heard of Russian salad, but it has never been top-of-mind. It always sat on the edges of my memory. As my experiments with salads continued, this salad popped up in my mind. What a happy happenstance – it was a delightful recipe. Of course, I modified it using vegetables that I had on…

Basic Coleslaw

About three months ago, my doctor told me two important things.1. To make a salad the largest part of my lunch and dinner. In fact, she recommended that it should form about half my meal2. I should chew on my meals. Till then, I used to gobble up my food and any meal was over…

Cucumber, Tomato & Peanut Salad In A Sweet And Sour Dressing

My journey with salads continues. I have tried so many, all with great success, that I have forgotten the recipes for most of them. Thank God that I am documenting them in this blog. Needless to say, salads are super healthy and needs to be a part of every meal. I suspect that many Indians…

Lebanese Salad

I have started including a huge salad as part of both, lunch and dinner. The salad forms half of my meal. This, along with a simple smoothie in the morning helps me keep my blood sugar under control. This necessarily means that my salads must be exciting. I am constantly on the lookout for new…