Thursday, 9 August 2012

Summer fruit salad

No time to ramble, been super busy with taking the in-laws around. By the time this post goes up, we'd be in Scotland, taking in the highlands and whiskey and all that's Scottish, well except Haggis maybe.

I made this salad on a day I felt too lazy to fix up something for lunch and since my fruit basket was crying out to me I thought I'd whip up something fruity. I thought it wouldn't fill me, but strangely it did and I think I should make it a practise. There is no recipe as such, just throw in a bunch of fruits you like, do a simple dressing and if you like, add a chilli or so for some spice. Here is another fruit salad I made a while back

Use fruits that are in season and if they are fresh, then nothing like it. But mine was about 2 to 3 days old and was almost at the wilting stage when I decided to rescue them. It tasted great nonetheless. I love fruits but I'm kinda lazy to eat fruit, especially when it involved peeling and slicing and stuff. If someone has it ready for me, then I'm more than happy to eat away :)
Mango- 1 cup, peeled and diced
Watermelon- 1 cup, deseeded and diced
Orange- 1 half, peeled and cut into rounds
Apple- 1 half, cut into rounds
Grapes- 1/4 cup (I prefer seedless)
Kiwi fruit- 1, diced
Ginger- 1 tsp, julienned (optional)
Green chilli- 1 small, roughly chopped
Caster sugar- to sprinkle (optional)
Lemon juice- 1 to 2 tsp
Coriander leaves/ mint- to garnish (optional)
Mix together the ginger, chilli, sugar and lemon juice. Gently squash the mix with your hands, enough to get the chilli and ginger flavours infused. Add a bit of salt if required.
Arrange the fruits in a platter (or in a bowl) and pour over the dressing.
Garnish with some mint or coriander leaves.
Gently mix before serving.

Notes: I also tried adding some pomegranate seeds once and it was great.
If the fruits are too ripe and sweet, avoid the sugar altogether.

On another note, my Grilled chicken wings- the Indian way got published in the Huffington Post Kitchen Daily. I'm pretty thrilled about this :). Check out the link


Priya said...

Wat a super catchy,colourful and definitely healthy salad, loving it.

Gauri said...

Love the colours, the crunchy look, loaded healthy salad!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Congrats on featuring your grilled chicken wings there....nothing can match this fresh plate of fruits....

Cassia Bark said...

what a pretty dish Nisha :)...hope u have fun in Scotland...have been there 5 times now(we used to live up north :p) and still want to go back every year :D...

Thanks a lot for inviting me to the Blogger's get together. Unfortunately I'm away that weekend :(. My dad's here and we're trying to show him around as much as possible :). But please do let me know if there's any such meet in the future. :)

Sohini x

Suja Manoj said...

Colorful and healthy salad,hope you all are having fun,enjoy!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Colorful and delicious platter...Loved the idea of spicing it up...Congrats on the feature..Enjoy your trip..

Sathya Sankar said...

Refreshing and colourful salad!
Appetite Treats

Archana said...

Looks beautiful.
I am hosting WTML All through August’12. Do send me your entries

Manju said...

Hi Nisha,

Another beautiful post...
I'm an absolute fan of urs...but I haven't added too many comments here , though I read each n every post of urs, which comes straight to my inbox.
Even while I'm in office trying to hit a deadline, I take my few minutes to read ur posts... :-)

Looking forward for plenty more !


Me And My Sweets said...

Hi there!

I really like your blog and am now a happy follower. I would love you to jin My Sweet party!


tanja said...

What a beautiful, colourful and healthy salad! Nothing beats a refreshing fruit salad when it is hot outside...


Jayasri Ravi said...

First time here, you have such a beautiful blog with wonderful clicks, Congrats on your featuring post, I am really thrilled to have you met in person you are such a sweet person, wished I could have spent more time with you, Happily following you.., Beautiful summer salad, wish I had it in my plate yesterday., I would enjoyed it more.

Cardamom Hills said...

ohh my that salad looks absolutely gorgeous with all those vibrant colors....happy to have stumbled here from Shab's blog. Nice to meet you Nisha! I blog at cardamom hills. Do come over :)

Asmita said...

What a pretty salad! So colorful and inviting!