Vegan salad! Why should your healthy lunch be boring. . .wanna skip the carrot, cucumber, broccoli and looking for something new?
This is a grain, root, bean and nut salad. To keep things interesting a tiny gherkins and probiotic homemade beet pickle is added.
Spiced Sweet potato recipe
Sweet potato small – 5
Chili powder or paprika -1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/3 tsp
Salt to taste
Curry leaves – few
Cooking oil – as required for shallow frying
Steam the sweet potato until half done and slice into thick rounds and marinate with powders given above keep aside for few minutes.
Shallow fry in batches in medium hot oil until both sides are brown and crisp in a low to medium heat. Finally cut curry leaves into bits fry that in remaining oil to crisp toss along with the fried sweet potatoes gently .
Rest of the ingredients in the salad:
Quinoa : Mix of red and white – cooked as per package instruction adding salt and pepper to taste.
Edamame cooked lightly with salt and pepper to taste
Tiny sweet pepper chopped
Cashew nut – few
After assembling the salad drizzle a tsp of ghee above it. ( For NON VEGANS)
Spice flavored oil- like chili oil or garlic oil – drizzle a few drops before serving.