Salad Dressing

Ingredients :

Papaya – 1 medium sized, ripe

Cucumbers – 2 – 3 medium sized

For the dressing :

Extra virgin olive oil : 2 Tbsp.

Lime juice  : juice of 1 lime

Brown sugar : 1-2 Tbsp.

Salt : To tase

Green Chilli : 1 no.

Fresh Ginger : 1/2 inch piece

Fresh Coriander : a few sprigs, chopped


Method :

Peel the papaya and cucumbers. Cut the papaya and cucumbers into 1/2 inch dices. Refrigerate for a few minutes.

To make the dressing, first finely chop (brunoise) the green chilli and the ginger. Then mix together the lime juice, oil, salt, sugar, ginger and the chilli.

Now toss the pieces of papaya and cucumber in the dressing along with the chopped coriander.

Serve cold.







Ingredients :

Chick Peas : 1/2 Cup; onions : 1 Large;

Tomato : 1 Large; Capsicum : 1 Large;

Chopped coriander or Parsley : 2 Tb;

Chopped green Chilli (Jalapeño or any spicy, fresh chilli) : 1-2 no;

For Vinaigrette :

Extra Virgin Olive Oil : 6 Tb; Dijon or Wholegrain Mustard : 1 Tb;

Lemon Juice or White Wine Vinegar : 2 Tb; Salt and Pepper : to tastechick_peas.jpg

Method :

Soak the chick peas and then cook, with salt to taste, till done. Let them cool. Cut the onion, tomato and capsicum into dices of roughly the same size as the cooked chick peas. To the chick peas, add the diced vegetables, and chopped herbs. Mix all the ingredients of the vinaigrette and whisk well or you can put them in a glass bottle with a tight lid, close the lid and shake well. Add the vinaigrette to the salad and mix well. Serve at room temperature.


Orange : 1 no; Lemon : 1/2 no;

Honey : 1 Tb; Salt to taste;

Crushed Peppercorns : 1/2 tsp;

Dried Oregano Or Basil : 1 tsp


Take the juice of 1 orange, add to it juice of 1/2 a lemon. Add honey, salt and pepper to this mix. Add the dried herb to this mix and whisk well. Refrigerate for 15 minutes and then whisk well and use.

Ingredients :

Extra Virgin Olive Oil : 1 cup;

Garlic Cloves ( finely chopped ) : 10-15 no;

Optional : Oregano/Basil (Dried) : 1 tsp

Method :

Mix together the oil and garlic. If you want a herb, you may add any you like. Now refrigerate this mixture for 2-3 days. Then use it as a dip with a toast or as a spread.
The olive oil has to be extra virgin, as it has a richer, fuller taste. If possible, get the cold-pressed olive oil.