Friday, February 29, 2008

Babycorn, Cherry Tomatoes & Sprouts Salad with Feta Cheese

This is a beautiful salad - winter fresh veggies and lightly steamed sprouts drizzled with a light salad dressing bursting with the tanginess of lime; its piquant flavour balanced with crumbly salty feta cheese and crunchy lettuce.

Delightfully light and yet so satisfying that you can make it your meal - my friend almost did and I had to steer him gently to the rest of the dishes on the table!

One forkful says it all - no stories needed.

This salad made so flavourful with a simple lime juice dressing goes to Jihva for Ingredients - Lime/Lemon being hosted at The Spice Cafe this month; the event itself is the brainchild of Indira of Mahanandi and while I have been following it for a long time now, this is the first time I am contributing.

Babycorn, Cherry Tomatoes & Sprouts Salad with Feta Cheese

Babycorn - 6-8
Cherry tomatoes - 100gms
Mixed bean sprouts - 100 gms
Coriander leaves - handful
Iceberg Lettuce - 3-4 leaves
Spring onions - 3-4 (not the greens)
Feta cheese - 4-5 tablespoons - crumbled or diced into small pieces

Juice of one small lime
Red wine vinegar - 1 tablespoon
Olive oil - 2 tablespoon
Freshly crushed black pepper

1. Wash the babycorn and cut lengthwise into halves. Rinse the sprouts.
2. Boil salted water in a large vessel and add the babycorn and sprouts to it. Turn off the gas after a minute and keep covered for another 3 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, wash and halve the cherry tomatoes. Slice the spring onions thinly.Wash the coriander leaves and lettuce thoroughly, drain water and keep aside. Crumble or dice the feta cheese.
4. Combine dressing ingredients, mixing them together briskly.
5. Drain the babycorn and sprouts;keep aside till cool.
6. Take a salad bowl and put in the babycorn, tomatoes, sprouts and onions, tear the lettuce into bite sized pieces and add it along with the whole coriander leaves - then toss in the feta cheese.
7. Pour in the salad dressing a little at a time and gently toss till well combined.


Asha said...

Thanks for your comment Miri!:))

Oh, I love Feta cheese in anything, great salad and very colorful satisfying. Good job. Have a fun weekend!:)

Happy cook said...

It indeed looks beautiful and delicious

evolvingtastes said...

It is so interesting to see the changing scene of produce and food in India. When I was growing up, I don't think many of these ingredients would have been available at all - baby corn and feta cheese were even unheard of.

Miri said...

While babycorn is easily available, feta is still imported and found only in certain shops....but yes, definitely these were not the foods we saw growing up!

I see that you have posted a lovely winter salad too :)

bee said...

isn't it amazing what we can get in india now? i liked feta until i tasted creamy goat cheese from france, bulgaria and california. now feta is out of favour. lovely salad.

Mansi Desai said...

loved the combo Miri:) would definitely have tasted great!

Uma said...

Look so yummy. I love baby corn.

Cynthia said...

You are right, this salad is attractive and I like the different textures you have working here.

Nags said...

never cooked with babycorn, though i always order it when i go out as starters :)

Miri said...

Nags, you must try using babycorn in some of your dishes, cooked in minutes and very delicious - but try to pick the slender ones - they have the most flavour

Meera said...

Looks delicious. Wonderful recipe.

Sagari said...

thats a beautiful and colorful salad miri

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

Miri...YUM YUM! Didnt need any more actually...recipe & picture were enought to reach out. Ques time again...Feta here? Where? Hmmmmmmmm

Miri said...

Deeba - feta cheese I found in the newly opened Gourmet Food shop at Select City Walk in Saket. Its quite a well stocked shop.
I'm hoarding that small pack I bought and hope to use it well before it gets over! :)