Italian · Salads

Insalata Caprese / Caprese Salad

Insalata caprese meaning “Salad of Capri” or caprese salad is a simple Italian salad made of sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella (preferably buffalo mozzarella), and basil leaves. It is seasoned with salt and pepper and drizzled with olive oil. It is supposed to represent the colors of the Italian flag, that is red, white and green. In Italy, it is usually served as an antipasto (starter) and not as a contorno (side dish). Continue reading “Insalata Caprese / Caprese Salad”

Salads · Starters

Crispy Feta Salad

Basil breadcrumb coated ovenbaked feta over a bed of dressed lettuce. Feta cheese is a love it or hate it cheese! Some people are not really fond of it’s salty flavour.  This salad is for all the feta lovers and also for people who wish to give feta another try.
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Chickpea Salad With Lime-Mint Dressing

Salads when made properly are amazing and never boring! This chickpea salad is filling, healthy, can be veganised by just changing two ingredients and it is delicious. It is a great source of fiber, protein, potassium, calcium and magnesium. It is fairly easy to make, just requires soaking of chickpeas overnight.
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Apple, Romaine And Walnut Salad With Apple Cider Vinaigrette

I make salads quite often and what I look for is a medley of flavours and textures. A balanced combination gives a perfect salad. Apple and parmesan go really well together and so does parmesan with walnut and also apple with walnuts. The three together is indeed a match made in heaven. The sharp aged parmesan along with nutty walnuts and sweet apples dressed in a beautiful apple vinaigrette is delightful. 🙂

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Honey Roasted Pumpkin And Spinach Salad

Usually for a salad, we just toss ingredients together and mix a little dressing into it. Why not try something different this time? Pumpkin when roasted develops a lovely caramelised flavour which goes so well with spinach. It is healthy and at the same time tasty!

Sweet caramelised honey and sesame roasted pumpkin paired with creamy ricotta, leafy spinach, crunchy almonds and a lime dressing which cuts through the sweetness of the roasted pumpkin.  Continue reading “Honey Roasted Pumpkin And Spinach Salad”

Italian · Salads

Panzanella (Italian Bread Salad)

Panzanella is a classic Tuscan style salad made with slightly stale bread, fresh ripe tomatoes and basil leaves. The Italians don’t like to waste anything and this salad really proves that. Back in the olden days, panzanella was based on onions as well. Modern versions seldom use onions!
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Warm Broccoli Salad With Chilli Garlic Dressing

Broccoli is one of my favourite vege which I absolutely adore in stews, soups, stir fry’s, curries and also as a warm salad. 🙂 Many don’t like this versatile ingredient primarily because they might have had a bad past experience with it. It might have been over cooked, flavourless or not used correctly. Many a times, we buy broccoli but we do not know what to do with it. Continue reading “Warm Broccoli Salad With Chilli Garlic Dressing”


Sweet Corn Salsa

Sweet, succulent american corn on its own is really delish. But let me tell you, this is not your regular salsa. This right here has a few ingredients that you might not use in a regular salsa but trust me, it’s really tasty. Juicy, sweet red bell peppers, tiny yet flavorful cherry tomatoes, sharp bite from the red onion, a herb-y hit from the coriander and salty, creamy feta to give it a whole new dimension.  Continue reading “Sweet Corn Salsa”


Grilled Pineapple And Peanut Salad

There’s nothing better than sweet and sour Asian inspired dish, is there? Well for me, asian cuisine is comfort food in a bowl. I love making cuisine inspired or ingredient inspired dishes, especially when it is a fruit like pineapple which is generally restricted to the dessert area of cooking. A grilled pineapple salad with a sweet and sour dressing is something that I’d prefer to eat often. 🙂

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Pomegranate And Spinach Salad

When ever I make salads, I try to incorporate different textures and different flavours which really makes a huge difference. A little bit of crunch from the nuts, creaminess from cheese, and a sweet-sour healthy vinaigrette is all that is needed. Be free to play around with the flavours and always experiment with the food you make. 🙂 

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