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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tomato - Basil Salad

I chose the "soups and salads" theme for the first round of Blogging Marathon #9. And if anyone has missed my posts during this marathon, here is a list of what I blogged so far.

Broccoli - Cheese Soup
Black-eyed Peas Soup
Corn Soup
Cracked Wheat Salad
Custard Fruit Salad
Black bean - Carrot Soup

Truth be told, I am not a great fan of soups and salads but the rest of my family is. My kids have acquired their dad's gene of love for soups/salads and so I end up making them frequently. For the final day, I was actually planning to prepare a simple tomato - basil salad but a few other ingredients went in during preparation, as per the recommendation of my family.
I am just giving a list of ingredients that I used and one can freely go ahead and add what ever they prefer.  Just add everything to a salad bowl, toss and serve.

Ingredients for one serving:
1 Tomato - Chopped into 8 to 12 chunks depending upon the size
Basil leaves (10 - 12)
Pitted Black olives (I added a handful.)
Bread Croutons (I added a handful.)
Cheese (I added diced, homemade paneer. )
Pickled dills and banana pepper rings
Light Italian dressing (or go with olive oil+lemon juice+vinegar+ salt)
Salt if needed

This goes to
1. "Global Food Festival" by Kalyani
2. "Soups & Salads Mela" by Srivalli.



Alpana said...

Salad looks colourful & very healthy.....awesome.

Harini said...

Nice presentation and assortment of colors!!
Same here, I am not a great fan of salads though I enjoy all kinds of vegetarian soups!!

Mélange ! said...

Wow..a melange of colours there.Very healthy.

Srivalli said...

Very colour salad Suma..

Prathima Rao said...

Refreshing salad!! Btw..tried out your cucumber playa & everyone at home, esp my sis loved the dish!! Thx dear for that wonderful recipe :)
Prathima Rao
Prats corner

Sharmilee! :) said...

Healthy,colorful and yummy salad

Priya said...

Super colourful salad, truly refreshing.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very colourful salad...

Kalyani said...

great pics Suma .. lovely combo..

Join me in GFF - a 100-day Global Food Festival here
event ending 31st Oct: Strawberry desserts all this October

Hari Chandana said...

Very healthy recipe.. looks colorful !!
Indian Cuisine

almostveg said...

Looks nice and colorful. Since your family likes salads, try the panzanella - Italian bread salad at http://omnivore-almostveg.blogspot.com/2011/08/celebrating-farmers-market.html#more

Smitha said...

nice and easy...very colorful too!