Beat the Heat Salads!!!

More Salads to keep you cool!

Salads are synonymous with versatility. They can be fulfilling meals on their own or wholesome accompaniments to main dishes. They can even pose as desserts (think fruit salad). Salads are also synonymous with health and refresh you with their unique taste and vibrancy. Here is a great selection of salads sans mayo which makes them magically low cal.     


Pink Russian Salad

Rossiki Salata (Russian Salad) is a great hit not only in Russia but also in countries like Greece and Rome. In these countries, it is a great hit during New Year’s celebration when served with cold cuts of turkey and chilled champagne  


Beetroot – 2

Carrots    – 3

Beans      – 150 gm

Potatoes – 2

Eggs (boiled)- 3

Onion      – 1

Green Chilli – 1

Salt and White Pepper powder (to taste)

White Vinegar – 2 tbsp


Boil the beetroot, carrot & beans together. It is important to ensure that they are not overcooked. Boil the potatoes separately. Chop all the vegetables including the onion and green chilli into small pieces.  Add chopped egg whites and mix with the vegetables.

For seasoning

Mash 1 egg yolk (discard the remaining egg yolks) and add vinegar, salt and pepper. Beat them together to form a paste. Add the seasoning to the vegetables and mix well.



Tasty Corn, Peas & Tuna Salad

Tuna has been a classic salad ingredient for ages. Besides having taste bud tingling qualities it is also rich in omega 3 fatty acids.     


Tuna – 200 gm

Corn kernels – 500 gm

Peas – 100gm

Chilli Vinegar – 2 tbsp

Salt and white pepper powder – to taste

Iceberg Lettuce – For serving


Cook the tuna with chilli vinegar, salt and white pepper. Boil the corn and peas lightly then mix tuna, peas and corn together in the pan. Add the additional mix of vinegar, salt and pepper, to give the dish a more tangy taste. Put it in the fridge till you are serving it. Serve chilled on a bed of lettuce leaves.

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