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 comments:

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

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

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  3. 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

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  4. They Look Yummy

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

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  5. healthy and colorful too!

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  6. Colorful and healthy salad,looks yum...

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  7. These look really nice and colorful :)

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

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

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  10. healthy n inviting salad...

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

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

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  13. someone s cooking all healthy and fancy these days nicey nice

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

    Vardhini
    Event: New "U" - Healthy Eats
    Event: Healing Foods - Cauliflower

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  15. Thats my type of salad looks so colorful.

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

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

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