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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Grilled Hearty Thousand Island Salad

International Vegetarian Salad Special 
‘Fresh from the Garden’
Grilled Hearty Thousand Island Salad
Serves 2 
Ingredients:
Iceberg Lettuce- 4 to 5 Large Leaves
Tomato- 1 Medium size, Cut into Quarter Inch slices
Zucchini/Cucumber- 5 to 6, Cut into Quarter Inch slices
Green Bell Pepper- 4 to 5, Cut into Quarter Inch slices
Red Bell Pepper- 4 to 5, Cut into Quarter Inch slices
Yellow Bell Pepper- 4 to 5, Cut into Quarter Inch slices
Black Olives- 4 No’s, Finely Sliced
Purple Cabbage- 1 Small Leaf
For Dressing:
Thousand Island Dressing- 2 to 3 Tbsp.
Lemon Juice- 2 Tsp.
Dry Fruits (Walnuts, Pistachio, Raisins)- Finely Sliced
Red Cherries
Garlic Bread/Toast
Method:
Cut the Tomato into 4 to 8 Pieces
Grill/Roast the Tomato, Zucchini, Bell Peppers for about5 Minutes in a Grill (I use a Grill Microwave with stand)
Check to see till the Veggies are Crisp on the Outside & still stay soft on the inside
Break the Lettuce Leaves in to small pieces (preferably by hand), thinly slice the Purple Cabbage Leaves and slice the Black Olives
Put the grilled Vegetables, Lettuce, Purple Cabbage, and Black Olives in a bowl
Add 2 to 3 tablespoon of Thousand Island Salad Dressing, 2 teaspoon of Lemon Juice, a pinch of Salt (if needed) and mix all these properly
Place the Salad in a bowl, and garnish it with the finely sliced Dry Fruits and Cherries
Serve the Salad with hot Garlic Bread or Toast
Tips:
For a Healthier Version, just Few Tsp. of Extra Virgin Olive Oil can be used as per Personal Preference
Feel free to share your views & do let us know how this one turned out :)

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