Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tomato and garlic crouton salad

This mind blowing salad recipe is adapted from here. This salad is a breeze to prepare if you have the croutons handy. The wonderful part about this salad is, you can experiment with the flavourings and present it in a different way each time. This can be served as a starter or as a salad or as an evening snack like I did.
I have tweaked the recipe just a bit to suit my tastes and pantry requirements and it turned out just as great. 




Tomato and garlic crouton salad recipe
Preparation time: 15mins
Baking time:10mins
Serves-2

Ingredients:

Tomatoes- 3, deseeded and chopped fine
Olive oil- 2tsp
Freshly ground pepper powder- 1/4tsp or tp taste
Salt to taste
Lime juice- 1/2 tsp
Paprika powder- 1/4tsp
Coriander to garnish
Mozzarella cheese to garnish

For the croutons:
Whole wheat or white bread- 2 slices
Butter- 2 tsp
Olive oil- 2 tsp
Freshly ground pepper- a pinch
Salt a pinch
Garlic- 2 cloves. ground to a paste





Method:

For the Croutons:
  • Cut the edges of the bread and cut the slices into cubes and set aside
  • Heat a pan and add the butter oilive oil, garlic paste, salt and pepper so that the flavours are well infused. Cook for about 2 mins and take off the heat.
  • Add the bread cubes and toss so that the they are well coated.
  • Bake the bread cubes in a preheated oven at 200C for 10 mins or till browned
To proceed:
  • In a bowl, mix the olive oil and lime juice, salt and pepper and mix well.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and toss.
  • Add the croutons and toss again
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and cheese and serve immediately.
This recipe goes straight to Aipi and Priyas Tuesday bookmarked event


16 comments :

  1. Simple, Crunchy salad ..Perfect ..

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  2. The salad looks really mind blowing! Lovely color and healthy ingredients in it.

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  3. Marvellous salad, simply delicious..

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  4. Tomatoes, garlic and croutons- wow! Love all the ingredients and the pictures are beautiful, as usual!

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  5. delicious combination lovely salad

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  6. wonderful salad and delicious too.

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  7. Love the color of the salad...wld love the crunch in the munch . You have a nice blog :)

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  8. Wow..very innovative.. perfect n welcome variation from the regular salads!
    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

    US Masala

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  9. Wow healthy, colorful adn yummy salad

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  10. Sounds easy but healthy salad! Beautiful color and so yum...

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  11. Wonderful combination. Looks delicious.

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  12. Croutons are my abs favorite.This salad is perfect for spring.

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  13. Thats an awesome dish, I can wipe the plate clean!

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  14. ooh!! wow! what a lovely colour..

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