At home, salad is an integral part of each meal. Without fail, we have a raw vegetable salad everyday.
Fresh vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals, fibre and all the goodness which leads to a healthy lifestyle. They offer quantity AND quality and at a low calorie cost. Raw food is nature in its purest form.
Today's theories state that adding a lot of colour to the meal is important. That is,different coloured vegetables add various vitamins and minerals that the body needs. So what I am saying here is the experts believe a plate piled with fruit and vegetables with all the colours of the rainbow will ensure that you eat a wide array of nutrients essential to the body.
I love this salad a LOT and so do my kids. They enjoy it and just go though bowlfuls without a murmur. I first had it at the Gymkhana Club when someone ordered it as a starter. Initially I was take aback, salad for an appetiser?? But it tasted good... And now though I may not actually serve it as an appetiser along with drinks, I most certainly adapted it to make it healthier and tastier.
It is easy enough to make if you discount the the effort that goes into dicing all the vegetable finely..
1 Red Capsicum
1 Green Capsicum
1 Yellow Capsicum
1 small Cucumber
1/2 cup Peanuts
1/2 cup Corn Niblets
3 Cheese cubes (or 75 grams Cheddar cheese)
Juice of 1/2 Lime
Salt to tatse
Dice the Capsicums, tomatoes, cucumber, carrot finely into even sized bits.
Dice the cheese into bits of the same size.
Mix everything into a serving bowl. Top with the corn and peanuts.
Just before serving. squeeze the lime juice over and season with salt.
Keep chilled until serving.