Friday, February 18, 2011

Capsicum and grape salad – zero oil cooking

I've heard a salad every day is nourishing and healthy. Since salads are very filling, eating one prior to your main course will reduce the number of calories you end up consuming…(I know you’ve heard enough of that)….I’m also not a salad lover, but lately I’ve started including a salad with every meal. Mostly when I make French/Italian food( or when I begin to feel guilty). It’s interesting to make your own salad (like this one) by mixing coloured vegetables or fruits of your choice(they look lovely and are yummy too). We just need to develop the taste… So bring out your cutting boards, knives and bowls and start making this tri coloured salad!

Preparation time: 10minutes
Cooking time: nil
Serves: 2

You need:
½ green capsicum               
½ yellow capsicum
½ red capsicum
15 green seedless grapes
lemon- half
½ tsp sugar
salt to taste
½ tsp pepper powder
½ tsp chaat masala powder

  • Cut the capsicums (green, yellow and red) and grapes into small cubes
  • In a bowl, mix the cubed capsicums and grapes.
  • Add the salt, sugar, pepper powder and chaat masala
  • Squeeze the juice of half a lemon and give it a good mix

Variation: If you don’t like the taste of raw capsicum, fry them in a tsp of olive oil and follow the same process (but that’s no more zero oil cooking)

Serve within half an hour or chilled

Cheers to one more step towards being healthy..

Yours Tastefully!!


  1. this one i really want to try.It looks yummy...

  2. I too will definitely try. Easy, healthy, colourful and should be yummy too! Too much backlog, Binitha, you are making me feel guilty about not finishing my 'homework'!!

  3. thank u Shylu...try it and let me know:)

  4. sure Virgie...did you try it already?

  5. Very colorful!
    Are you from Kerala....because my husband is too!

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