January 28, 2012

Moong Sprouts & Grapes Salad with Lemon Honey dressing

Moong Sprouts is always present in my pantry.. And after Moongachi Usal, Sprouts Adai, I used these to make myself a quick Sprouts & Grapes Salad with Lemon-Honey dressing today. And teamed with toasted bread, it was a perfect light lunch for Saturday noon. It requires almost zero time to make, if you have the sprouts on hand. Team it up with any fruit and sprinkle some salt / pepper, and you have a fabulous light snack to munch on even in the afternoons. Off this goes to:
Blogging Marathon, Only Sprouts – event by Pari, hosted by Priya, Indrani’s Winter Veggies Event & Vardhini’s New U. Also to my event Kitchen Chronicles  Cooking with leftovers – hosted by Veena. And to MLLA # 43, hosted by Chez Cayenne, event by Susan.
Prep time : 10 mins. Cook time : NIL. Serves : 2  
Ingredients:
  • Moong Sprouts - 1 cup
  • Chopped fruits - 1/2 cup (I primarily used up black grapes that were in my pantry)
  • Tomatoes - chopped - 2 TBSP 
  • Onions minced fine - 2 TBSP
Dressing:
  • Chaat Masala - 1/2 TBSP
  • Red Chilli powder / Black Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Lime juice - 1 TBSP
  • Honey - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste (optional) . I didnt add any :)
Method:
1) Chill and mix both the sprouts & chopped (and pitted grapes),onions and tomatoes in a large bowl. 
2) In another cup, mix the dressing ingredients well. Use 1/2 tbsp of vinegar in place of the lemon juice if desired.
3) Just before serving,add the dressing into the sprouts - fruits mix and toss well.
4) Serve immediately on a bed of lettuce (well, I ran out of lettuce, so had this straight on:))
Notes:
  • Grapes are only indicative. You can use a medley of fruits : pineapple chunks, peeled and cubed apple, orange segments, sweet lime : all these work wonderfully well.
  • Add red chilli flakes instead of red chilli powder / pepper powder for a hot and new experience in the dressing.
  • Ensure all the ingredients (except dressing / topping) are chilled before serving - that way they get perkier and crunchy when you eat. If using apples, add them just before serving as they brown on exposure (due to oxidation)

21 Foodie Comments:

Indrani on January 28, 2012 said...

Very colorful and healthy salad, Kalyani..thanks for linking it to my event

Priya Sreeram on January 28, 2012 said...

healthy,colourful and just what my tummy is craving for right now :)

The Pumpkin Farm on January 28, 2012 said...

lovely colors, black grapes are banned at home as little one has severe chest infection. The moment the ban gets lifted, will try this combination

Aarthi on January 28, 2012 said...

They Look Yummy

Aarthi
http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

Harini on January 28, 2012 said...

healthy and colorful too!

Nalini's Kitchen on January 28, 2012 said...

Colorful and healthy salad,looks yum...

rajani on January 28, 2012 said...

These look really nice and colorful :)

Priya on January 29, 2012 said...

Yum yum,thats a super breezy and nutritious salad..

Claire on January 29, 2012 said...

This looks so healthy and easy! Thanks for another great entry to My Legume Love Affair.

soujanya on January 29, 2012 said...

healthy n inviting salad...

Usha on January 29, 2012 said...

Lovely color.. I like moong spouts in salads..

vaishali sabnani on January 29, 2012 said...

super healthy n delicious one with all the wonderful colors this salad is surely tempting!

anusha praveen on January 29, 2012 said...

someone s cooking all healthy and fancy these days nicey nice

Cool Lassi(e) on January 30, 2012 said...

Great healthy salad!

Gayathri Kumar on January 30, 2012 said...

Very nutritious salad...

Hemavathi Murari on January 30, 2012 said...

nice and healthy salad.

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Vardhini on January 30, 2012 said...

I am all for recipes with sprouts and this salad looks healthy and inviting. Nice clicks Kalyani.

Vardhini
Event: New "U" - Healthy Eats
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rekhas kitchen on January 30, 2012 said...

Thats my type of salad looks so colorful.

A Kamalika Krishmy on January 30, 2012 said...

Colorful and healthy Salad...

Smitha on January 31, 2012 said...

Healthy n yummy! Sprouted moong is very delicious ...I love it!

Athisaya Divya on February 03, 2012 said...

Sorry for being late in checking your posts! Such a healthy salad!

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