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Mixed Pepper Salad

This colorful salad holds so many nutrition. Red and yellow peppers are attractive in color & contains plenty of health benefits. Here’s the recipe for making easy & tasty Mixed pepper salad with vinaigrette dressing in my way.


Servings:  2        

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Level:  Easy
Ingredients:
1)      Red pepper                                      75 gm ( Half of a medium size pepper)
2)      Yellow Pepper                                  75 gm ( Half of a medium size pepper)
3)      Pepperoncini                                    2 nos
4)      Lettuce                                             2 leaves
5)      Cucumber                                         1 small
For Dressing:

6)      Wine Vinegar/Rice vinegar             2 Tbsp
7)      Olive oil                                           1 Tbsp
8)      Dried Oregano                                 1 Tsp
For Seasoning:
9)      Black pepper powder                       ½ Tsp
10)   Salt                                                   as req


Method:
1)      Wash all the vegetables thoroughly and dry them using kitchen towel.
2)      Dice the peppers and cucumber. Roughly chop the lettuce and pepperoncini.
3)      Place them in the mixing bowl.
4)      For making vinaigrette, take wine vinegar and olive oil in a medium sized bowl.
5)      Whisk them for 2 – 3 mins or till it blends well and become thick.
6)      Add the dried oregano, black pepper powder and salt.
7)      Pour the vinaigrette on to the vegetables and combine well.
  
 

Creamy Tricolor Rotini Pasta Salad

 Always I find fun to make salads. No matter what I have in my hand, it may be pickled veggies or fresh ones, meat or veg, Pasta or Tuna, creamy dressing or Vinaigrette I use to enjoy throwing in whatever available.. So here is one of our favourite pasta salad. Since I made this accidentally,  I have used very few ingredients. Usually I use a combination of yogurt/sour cream and mayonnaise for dressing. Though I haven’t used yogurt here, I managed to make it creamy and taste the same. 



Servings:  2        
Preparation Time: 5-8 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Level: Easy
Ingredients:
1)      Tri colour Rotini Pasta                       100 gm
2)      Lettuce                                               2 Leaves
3)      Olives                                                 10 nos
4)      Cucumber                                           1 small
5)      Plum tomato                                       5 nos
6)      Mayonnaise                                        2 Tbsp
7)      Black pepper powder                          1 Tsp
8)      Salt                                                      ¼ Tsp    
Method:
1)    Boil water in a large pan. Once water comes to boiling temperature immerse the pasta. Turn heat
to low and cook for another 10 minutes.  Keep it aside till it cools down.Or cook the pasta as per
the instruction given in the package.
2)    Chop the cucumber, olives and lettuce. Cut the plum tomatoes into half. Since I had no plum tomatoes
stored, I have used normal tomatoes
3)    Mix pepper powder and salt with the mayonnaise.
4)    Combine all the vegetables and mayonnaise dressing with the pasta and mix gently. 


Note:

1)      If you want meat in your salad add chopped bacon, ham or any sausages. 
2)      I have used green olives. For colorful salad use black olives instead.
3)     If you are gonna mix yogurt/sour cream with mayonnaise, only add half the quantity of 
mayonnaise mentioned here.




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Sunday Breakfast 3

Hi friends!!
This Sunday was very beautiful. After so many days being cloudy, we got to see our bright sun. Anyways we had no plans to go out since we’d been BBQ partying the whole evening of Saturday.
I remember when we were staying in North China, our friends would invite us for a get-together event. We’d be around 7-8 people from different countries. Collection of breads, sausages, sauces, cheese were the dinner themes. We loved the slices of brown bread layered with cheese and sausages of our taste topped with mustard sauce. Yummy!!
After we moved to Guangzhou, We missed all of that.. Our friend Martin is from Germany. Few days back he went to Germany for holidays.We requested him to bring us German brown bread. We were excited when Martin brought us the bread. But we had no sausages or cheese with us. So I made some mashed potato salad and fried egg to go with the bread. And some fresh pineapple juice We loved the potato salad.. I added pickled gherkins and olive to it for extra kick..


Recipe for Mashed Potato salad:

Servings:  2        

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Level: Easy

Ingredients:
1)      Potato                                 200 gm 
2)      Pickled Gherkins                 20 gm
3)      Olives                                  5 nos
4)      Mayonnaise                        2 Tbsp
5)      Black pepper powder          1 Tsp
6)      Salt                                      as req
Method:
1)      Boil the potatoes with little salt in a pan for about 10-15 mins till it’s tender.
2)      Remove from heat and allow it to cool.
3)      Peel off the skins and mash it using potato masher or hands.
4)      Chop the pickled gherkins and olives.
5)      Add all ingredients to the cooled potato.
6)      Combine well.



Note:

    
1)      You can use fresh cucumber and olives instead of preserved ones.
2)      Be creative to add anything to the mashed potato like apple, ham etc
3)      I have seasoned my salad with little Italian herbs since we like the taste of herbs in salad, which is totally optional. Usually the recipe don’t call for it.