Fruity Vegetable Salad ( Low Calorie Healthy Cooking )


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Fruity vegetable salad,is a delightful combination of fresh fruits and vegetables makes this salad hard to resist. The low-fat curd dressing is delicately flavoured with basil and mustard. The fruits, vegetables and curds have few calories, but contains a lot of fibre. Such salads should be had before a meal as they are filling, to avoid overeating during the many courses that follow.

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Makes 4 servings
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For The Curd Dressing
1 1/2 cups low-fat curds
4 tbsp finely chopped basil
1/2 tsp mustard (rai / sarson) powder
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt

Other Ingredients
1 cup sliced watermelon
3/4 cup pineapple cubes
1 cup chopped cucumber
1/2 cup chopped capsicum
2 tbsp chopped grapes (optional)
1 tbsp finely chopped celery

For the curds basil dressing

  1. Tie the curds in a thin muslin cloth. Hang for 1 hour and allow the water to drain out.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend in a mixer till smooth. Refrigerate till chill.

How to proceed

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, add the dressing and toss well.
Nutrient values Per Serving :
EnergyProteinCarbohydrateFatFibreCalciumIronVitamin C
67 calories 3.6 gm 12.6 gm 1.5 gm 1.0 gm 196.2 mg 5.5 mg 39.0 mg
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 on 26 Dec 14 11:12 AM

A good combination of fruits and vegetables in a curd based dressing. I don't like pineapple so I added red capsicum.
 on 06 Aug 11 12:04 AM