Monday, September 15, 2008

Pineapple, bean sprout, peanut salad

Like I mentioned in the earlier post, I got a new cookbook. And I predict that you will be hearing a lot of it in the coming posts. Its a vegetarian cookbook by Carla Bardi. At the first glance actually thought it was Carla Bruni, then I thought 'Why should she write a cookbook?', then I thought 'Why would I buy a cookbook written by a former model? I bet there won't be a pat of butter to be seen anywhere in the book. I don't want recipes for wheatgrass juice.' then curiosity got the better of me and I picked it up to skim it and read the name carefully. These, ladies and gentlemen, are the thoughts that go through an exceedingly empty mind in a span of about 2 secs. :)

Anyway, its a beautiful book, simple recipes, fantastic food porn and a stress on fresh produce. Needless to say, I can't wait to try out all the recipes. When I saw the announcement for WYF: Salad/Starter/Soup event I knew I it was time to put the book to test. I tried the luscious pineapple, bean sprout and peanut salad.


1 cup fresh pineapple
2 cups bean sprouts
1/2 cup cucumber, sliced thin
1/2 cup carrot, shredded
1/2 cup toasted peanuts
Salt-pepper to taste

The book recommended a peanut butter, soy sauce dressing and I was out of peanut butter so I just tossed the salad with a little bit of salt-pepper and lemon juice and drizzled it with a little honey. It was delicious and refreshing. The juicy pineapple teamed up very well with the crunchy bean sprouts and peanuts.

So this heads over to Simple Indian Food for the yummy event. Its a pretty cool blog and its cheekily calls it 'comments' section 'expert views'!



Glad to know you liked my blog...this is a very healthy and interesting salad..thanks for participating


Thanks EC, looking forward to the roundup


That's a interesting salad dear...looks colourful..nice entry :)


Thanks Priti, it tasted good too :)


Sounds like a nice combo. I can't resist any salad with nuts.


I know what you mean :)

Divya Vikram

First time to your blog.You have nice pics..Salad looks really healthy..


no divya, its your second! you were my first can i forget you. Remember this?


lovely salad .. first time @ ur blog


oh thats interesting..nice pictures too..


VP, Srivalli, Hope you guys visit again :)


That sounds like a tasty salad... has a nice thai touch with the pineapple & peanuts.. I ought to give it a try :)


My immidiate thougt was thai too! esp thai pineapple fried rice.

Kitchen Flavours

Wow this looks gr8. Simple and tasty.


kitchen flavors, thanks for the 14 comment. i don't know why the number 13 freaks me out. thanks for stopping by. i have been a silent reader on your blog for so long!


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Hello guys!
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