Shopping at the local vegetable bazaar, an earnest vendor, sitting with a spread of fresh vegetables before him, implored me to take a sneak peek at his wares. I indulged him. Chatting away merrily, he removed a small basket, discreetly hidden under the showcased produce. Glittering under an arid hot sun, were these precious Rubies! My face lighted at his presentation. The little rascal knew how to win my heart. He knew I was a potential, very indulgent buyer. In my pursuit to find the freshest greens, I end up losing myself to these twisted tactics of hawkers. Like a kid in candyland, I go overboard, and later family and friends bear the brunt of my extravagance.
So, armed with a handful of cherry tomatoes, racking my brains on how to incorporate them in our diet. I set out to make supper.
Diced Cottage cheese, fresh crisp cucumber, onions, tiny red pearly pomegranate blended in with a beautiful dressing! Wow, what a meal we had. Made the salad along with pumpkin soup, and we were feeling so light and healthy, that the entire home had a zen like feeling. Yeah! I like to play with my words the same way I play with my food 😉
To make 4 servings –
- 1 cup cherry tomato, each cut into half.
- 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
- 1/2 cup diced firm cottage cheese / paneer
- 1 small cucumber, diced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 tbsp mint leaves, finely chopped
For the dressing –
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Juice of 1 lime
- salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp pepper powder
In a big mixing bowl, combine all the veggies and cheese. Chill for 30-40 minutes. Just before serving, pour the dressing on it. Toss and Serve immediately. With soup and some bread, it’s a complete meal.
Our dinner was Pumpkin Soup and this yummy salad —