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Colorful Salad

22 Oct

colorful_salad

This is a colorful and healthy salad containing finely chopped cucumber, red and green bell peppers, tomato and grated carrot. The chopped vegetables are then mixed with cooked peanuts, black eyed peas and chickpeas. Dressing is made of olive oil, lemon juice, red chile powder, black pepper powder and salt.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Colorful Salad.

Ingredients:

Cucumber 1 Medium
Red Bell Pepper 1/2
Green Bell Pepper 1/2
Carrot 1 Small
Plum Tomatoes 10
Boiled Peanuts 2 tbsps
Cooked Black Eyed Peas 2 tbsps
Cooked Black Chickpeas 2 tbsps
Black Pepper Powder to taste
Red Chile Powder to taste (optional)
Lemon Juice 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Olive Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Peel, wash, remove ends and finely chop cucumber.
Wash, remove stems, remove seeds and finely chop red and green bell pepper.
Peel, remove ends and grate the carrot.
If using a roma tomato, wash and finely chop it.

Whisk together olive oil, black pepper powder, red chile powder, lemon juice and salt.
Pour on the prepared salad just before serving.
Notes:Make sure to chop all the vegetables as small as possible.

Suggestions: Make sure not to over cook black eyed peas or garbanzos. Also remove the seeds inside the tomato before chopping it up to make the salad discrete.
Variations: Garbanzo or Grated Raw Mango can also be added to the salad.
Other Names:Colorful Salad, Healthy Salad.