Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Rushina's Recipes - Confetti Salad

I have always loved salads and regularly make a meal of them. Research has proven that just adding a single salad to you diet daily can significantly improve your nutritional status and also protect against disease and weight gain, in fact those who eat raw vegetables daily show and higher levels of folic acid, vitamins C and E, lycopene and alpha- and beta-carotene. So add a bowlful of goodness to your day… use every excuse to Toss! One of my favourite salads is this simple Confetti Salad. Ideal for hot summer days like we are having and perfect to toss up using whatever you have to hand. Just remember keep it fresh colorful and finely chopped!

Serves: 4-6
Time: 30 minutes


1/2 cup cooked small size pasta (macaroni, orzo, fussili, tiny alphabet pasta)
1/2 cup mixed coloured peppers, finely chopped
1/2 cup boiled sweet corn
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
1/2 cup tomatoes, finely chopped
1/2 cup broccoli, cut in tiny florets
Juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
A few leaves ice berg lettuce, shredded
Salt to taste


Combine everything in a large glass bowl and mix well. Can be served immediately or chill for a while and serve cold.


Add finely diced cooked chicken or or small prawns.

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