Aug 3, 2010

Cucumber Salad with pomegranates and toasted sesame...

Hello... I know i have been pretty slow and irregular with my posts these days. Apologies. This year i have taken on a new project of home schooling my twins along with another little dear. So my thoughts and my entire self seems to be occupied with organising and putting together things at my 'Little School'. (BTW that is the real name of my home school ). So do wish me luck... as i need loads of them.

Well i don't know if i can even write a recipe for this simple cucumber salad... as it is really nothing but assembling few things together. Now i am an out and out salad person and need to have it everyday. So variation and combinations are something i experiment to the ones that i regularly make. This is definitely not from my creative juices but from one of the magazines that i was browsing through while my boys were getting a haircut.

This salad requires very basic and few ingredients from your kitchen. A cool, colourful and crunchy salad with the flavours of mint . With the toasted sesame and sunflower seeds and pomegranate , it gives a certain smoky nuttiness and sweetness making it completely satisfying.

You will need :

3 Cucumbers peeled and diced

1 green chilli finely chopped

1 cup pomegranate seeds

1 cup fresh mint leaves

1/4th cup Coriander leaves chopped fine

salt to taste

juice of one lime

2 tsp white and black sesame seeds

2 tsp sunflower seeds

2 tbsp olive oil to drizzle.

1. Roast the sesame seeds .

2. Toss the cucumber, chilli and pomegranate together. Add the mint leaves and coriander leaves.

3. Season with salt, lime juice, roasted sesame seeds and sunflower seeds. (I skipped the sunflower seeds as i didn't have them).

4. Drizzle olive oil and serve chill.


? said...

That looks gorgeous!
Except for pomegrenates, have all the rest...

Satya said...

hi nandini ,
this cucumber salad looks so colorful n inviting ...very beautiful combo ...colorful clicks too ...bookmarked
thank you for visiting my blog n given ur lovely comments ....u got a beautiful space here with so many yummy dishes ,i bookmarked some ,have to go through more ...keep in touch dear


Sarah Naveen said...

nice click..salad looks so yummy and healthy

Kamalika said...

Very refreshing salad..loved the snaps.....

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Looks wonderful, a very new kind of salad for me :)

Veggie Belly said...

love the sesame seeds here. and that little oil jug is super cute! good luck with the little school! those are 3 lucky kids!

bellini valli said...

This looks so refreshing Nandini. Gorgeous photos too by the way.

aipi said...

Hey nandani,
chanced upon your blog while surfing the web..liked your style of blogging n wonderful collection of recipes.
the cucumber salad looks very refreshing..loved the addition of pomegranates n sesame..
have book marked your site, will b visiting often :)

Yashwanth said...

Looks yummy and colorful !!!

Reshmi said...

a very healthy and refreshing salad.. adding pomegrenate seeds seems to be new for me... love ur collection.. will be visitin u often..

Sweet Artichoke said...

I am definitely a cucumber salad fan! And when you add coriander to it, I am even more hungry! the pomegranate is a lovely addition, it looks so pretty! I will try it soon!
Best of luck for your "little school" project :-)

suma said...

Unusual and gorgeous looking salad!!