Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tomato cucumber salad

I have been cooking lots of Indian lately, for my dad, and therefore eating lots too. I have been skipping going to the gym too because I want to spend time with him when I am home. Saturday night I wore a top and realized how much I have put on weight in just two weeks! So eating healthy starts now! :) (We will see how long this lasts :P)

I have never made salad any other way other than the Indian way. But I have tried all sorts of salad. So today I pledged not use any Indian spice. I looked up several recipes and adapted it to suit my palate. Some recipes added sugar but given that today was No-Indian-Healthy-diet Day, I passed on the sugar.

No preparation required. Serves 1.

Ingredients:
1. 1/2 fresh cucumber, sliced
2. 1 small tomato
3. 1/4 red onion, sliced or chopped
4. For the dressing
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
A dash of freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tablespoon garlic salt
Salt to taste

Instructions:
1. Cut vegetables in a big glass bowl
2. Add olive oil, garlic salt, lemon juice, salt, black pepper and toss.

Relish with a guilt free smile!

http://easytastyrecipes.blogspot.com/2009/03/announcing-afam.html



13 comments:

A_and_N said...

Sigh, Salad is my refuge now :)

rekhas kitchen said...

ooohhh coool perfect for my lunch

Kitchen Flavours said...

Garlic salt sounds new to me....Salad looks gr8 and nice idea to cut down those extra calories.....I think u can send this to FIL-Tomato and AFAM-Cucumber....Check the event's page for details.

Madhumathi said...

Salad looks very refreshing ..

Varunavi said...

hmmmmmm tasty salad with garlic

Food Fanatic said...

Thanks, A_and_N, rekha, Lubna, Madhu, and Varunavi.

Lubna, I sent it as you instructed. Thanks for letting me know. I haven't been coming online much lately.

Usha said...

Great salad to start eating healthy, looks yum !

Usha said...

This salad is certainly a great way to start going on a diet, looks yum!

Neha said...

This one's my favourite, i never added garlic though...
thanx for sending, n thanx lubna too for reminding...

Sia said...

very refreshing ones.

Food Fanatic said...

Thanks, Neha, Usha, and Sia.

MizzJ said...

That looks really yummy and easy! I just happen to have all those ingredients too.. looks like I know what I'll be making for lunch tomorrow ;)

n33ma said...

Definitely Guilt free!

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