Colorful Salad

22 Oct


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.


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.

7 Responses to “Colorful Salad”

  1. Kavitha October 22, 2009 at 9:11 am #

    Wish u a very Happy Bday Raji

  2. upendra October 22, 2009 at 1:26 pm #

    Happy birthday to Anusharajiji. Many many more recipes like to see in future. I also agree that when Tadka is made the real flavour of the dish will come whole home and love that with fenugreek seeds. Not only that near by houses also it flavours goes.
    Do you have lettuce recipe, it also use in salad but don’t know. other they make soft chutney with cucumber,green chilly,tomato,onion,,garlic,salt,carot etc.

  3. vasudha October 23, 2009 at 6:41 am #

    Gr8 looks -of the salad that is ! Sure,it will b tasty 2 !

  4. Mona October 23, 2009 at 2:02 pm #

    Lovely! and beautiful and healthy medley of ingredients

  5. lubna October 23, 2009 at 10:43 pm #

    Pleasent for eyes,and obviously will great in taste.

  6. vijay kumar verma October 31, 2009 at 9:17 am #

    the recipe looks good and would taste good too the only looks to be missing is garnishing on the top, cos otherwise looks like kachumar salad

  7. Raji November 4, 2009 at 9:26 am #

    @kavitha thx dear
    @upendra thx for the wishes. i sometimes add lettuce as a final step to some of the stews i make. Not much a recipe though.
    @vasudha it sure does
    @mona thx
    @lubna thx
    @vijay kumar verma may be finely chopped cilantro will do.

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