February 3, 2016

Citrus Burst Salad | Easy #Salad recipes

This week on Blogging Marathon, we focus on Anti Inflammatory Foods. Inflammation in common terms means "a localized physical condition in which part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful, especially as a reaction to injury or infection." This inflammation could be dermal (skin level) or even on the internal organs (throat / abdomen / gut / intestine / digestive tract / lungs etc)

Be it due to injury or otherwise, certain foods are known to be proven effective as Anti Inflammatory foods -turmeric being the oldest of them in Hindu tradition. A poultice of ground fresh turmeric is said to have been applied to the kings / soldiers during the mythological times. 

Similar foods include wholegrains, citrus based fruits, garlic and onions, olive oil, Curd, fatty fish, dark leafy greens (like fenugreek/ spinach / kale etc), nuts, low fat dairy, bell peppers, tomatoes, ginger and beets. There are many many more

So today, we begin with a super simple but yummy Citrus burst salad with a mild dressing. Make it for summertime meals or party / potlucks. I am sure it would be a winner all the way.. 

Prep time : 15 mins, No cook, Serves : 2 

Salad Ingredients:
Orange Segments - 10 to 12
Sweet Lime segments - 5 to 6 (halved)
Carrots + Cucumbers + deseeded tomatoes - cut into strips - 1 cup
Red Bell peppers - cubed - 1/4 cup
Pineapple cubes - 1/4 cup

Lime Juice (1/2 TBSP) + salt + pepper to taste
Warm olive oil - 1/2 tsp (opt.)
Crushed Mint leaves

Mix all the salad ingredients, Chill well. Similarly mix all dressing ingredients. Keep aside.
Just before serving, toss the salad in the dressing and serve immediately

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  1. Oh lovely! Perfect blend for warm summer afternoons :)

  2. So colorful! Very interesting combination of flavors.

  3. Looks fantastic with those colors !

  4. Love all those citrusy flavors going in the salad.

  5. Love the mix of veggies and fruits. yum

  6. Citrus salad looks so refreshing. Yes it is a nice light meal for summers with health benefits.

  7. I love salads. Fortunately my son likes it too! The bowl looks so colorful.

  8. Simple yet colorful looking salad..

  9. Such a colourful salad. Looks so yum Kalyani..

  10. So colourful and very informative too..and yes I never would have thought of this simple dish..thank you

  11. Looks so fresh and tasty! Want to grab a bowl right away

  12. I want this healthy,catchy and colourful salad.Loving it to the core.

  13. this looks so colorful and inviting but would never think of adding tomato with fruit

  14. That is one very colorful and very flavorful salad. Love the use of citrus fruits and can imagine the burst of citrus in every bite.

  15. Very colorful and interesting ingredients in the salad.


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