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.


Ingredients

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'!





18 comments:

easycrafts

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

Manasi

Thanks EC, looking forward to the roundup

Priti

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

Manasi

Thanks Priti, it tasted good too :)

Jessica@Foodmayhem

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

Manasi

I know what you mean :)

Divya Vikram

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

Manasi

no divya, its your second! you were my first commenter.how can i forget you. Remember this?
http://kisss-the-cook.blogspot.com/2008/08/apple-cherry-pie-for-navya.html

VEGETABLE PLATTER

lovely salad .. first time @ ur blog

Srivalli

oh thats interesting..nice pictures too..

Manasi

VP, Srivalli, Hope you guys visit again :)

Laavanya

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

Manasi

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

Kitchen Flavours

Wow this looks gr8. Simple and tasty.

Manasi

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!
The salad with pineapple are the best I've tried and also prepare are very rich. especially when they have peanuts and bean sprouts. thanks for sharing the information. I would love to have more information about this recipe. this blog seems very nice.

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