Monday, April 16, 2007

Summer Salad

It's hot hot hot Blr. In many ways than one Blr is attracting more and more people like never before. I came here to escape the heat N dust of Mumbai but looks like the gypsy in me will soon look for cooler place now. It is high time.

Well here is a salad I made to keep cool while my feathers are ruffled and was in no mood for spices. I want to run the water and have a liesurely bath.


1 cup of apple cuts
1/2 cup orange segments
1 tablespoon orange juice
6-8 olives sliced
10 cherry tomatoes halved
1/2 teaspoon basil
1 small pack of Marie biscuits/ semi sweet biscuits

Mix apple cuts, orange segments, olives and cherry tomatoes together in a large bowl and sprinkle basil , drizzle orange juice and toss the salad for 5 mins. Chill the salad and serve it on Marie biscuits.

Enjoy the fragrant salad and the colors of the summer.

Did you know?:

I always wondered how apples imported in India looked so shiny. A closer look and I was aghast! They are coated with a thin layer of wax to retain freshness. Since then I wash all fruits which are consumed with the skin on in luke warm water. If giving to a child I peel off the skin.


  1. my god!!! they coat apples with wax?

  2. Looks great for summer treat! We still have cold spring ,takes two more months to some real heat.

    They wax cucumbers, and most fruits here to make them shine!Pretty bad I think.We have peel everything!

  3. Hey they coat apple and most other fruits with wax even here too. Nothing to do with India

  4. Sandeepa if you read carefully I have written that the apples are imported. Definitely nothing to do with India but its weather condition. Being from the environmental sciences and pollution control background in the first five years of my career has kept me alert to look for toxins and pollutants. Wax is just one!


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