Spanish Salad


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A basil flavoured dressing complements the mushrooms very well in this salad.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time: Nil.  & nbsp Serves 6.
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1/3 cup sliced onions
2 tbsp sliced capsicum
1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms (khumbh) (canned or fresh)
1/4 cup gherkins, cut like matchsticks (optional)
2 fresh red tomatoes
3/4 cup french beans
2 tbsp lemon juice (if using fresh mushrooms (khumb))

To be blended into a dressing
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil or salad oil
1/2 tsp dried basil or tulsi (Indian basil) leaves

For the garnish
stuffed olives , cut into half

  1. If using fresh mushrooms, put them for 10 minutes in water mixed with the lemon juice. Drain.
  2. Cut each tomato into four parts.
  3. Cut the french beans into cubes or diamonds. Blanch in boiling salted water for 5 minutes. Drain and refresh in ice-cold water. Drain thoroughly
  4. Mix all the salad ingredients and put into the refrigerator.
  5. Just before serving, add the dressing to the salad and toss.
  6. Serve cold, garnished with stuffed olives.

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