Sunday, 18 April 2010

Pink Grapefruit and pickled gherkin salad.



Pink grapefruit and pickled gherkin salad- A Fruity citrus salad with a wonderful tangy flavour from the pickled gherkins. Healthy and colourful and simply delicious to eat on own or as an accompaniment.

Ingredients:

4 leaves of iceberg lettuce shredded
3 in piece cucumber cut into strips.
1 small red onion cut into thin slices
1 carrot peeled and shredded
1 pink grape fruit peeled and cut into segments. (Click here to see how to do this)
12 baby pickled gherkins
2 firm red tomatoes cut into slices.
½ yellow pepper cut into strips.

Dressing:

2 tablespoons brine from pickled gherkins
2 tablespoons pink grapefruit juice (Reserved from grapefruit when segmenting it.)
1/4 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon honey( optional I didn't use it)

Method:

1. In a serving dish, put the lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, red onions and peppers. Toss together.
2. Slice the gherkins if they are big if they are mini gherkins leave them whole.
3. Top the salad mixture with gherkins and pink grapefruit segments. Chill.
4. In a jar with a lid add all the dressing ingredients and shake the jar to mix together.
5. Pour the dressing over the salad just before serving.




NB-You can include any of these ingredients in this salad: sweetcorn, mushrooms, springonions, celery or any other salad vegetable of your choice.

You may like:
Garden salad with Italian herb dressing.

Submitting to:

Cook curry Nook- Serve me your salad event

39 comments:

  1. This is a simple, quick and delicious salad.

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  2. Refreshing salad, very new combo' to me...like gherkins a lot'

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  3. This is a simple, quick and delicious,healty salad.

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  4. wow...this simple ..quick n refreshing salads....sorry i forget to add ur blog url in my blogroll...i missed out all ur latest posts....now i got ur url..will keep visiting!..
    which part r u in uk?

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  5. Delicious and colorful salad.

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  6. Nayna,

    Nice salad, i like the pickled gherkins.

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  7. This salad looks so refreshing, colourful and cool. Just what i need to eat the heat in chennai. I liked the colours

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  8. Simple and colorful salad...

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  9. its a yummy refreshing salad..for start of summer for us!!!
    Smitha

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  10. Interesting.....nice for this summer

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  11. Very colorful and healthy salad. Nicely presented.

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  12. lovely and healthy salad....

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  13. Hi Nayna
    Hope you had a nice weekend :-) Very refreshing salad just perfect for summers....
    Dear there are some beautiful awards waiting for you in my blog (current post). Please collect it...
    Deepa
    http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

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  14. Simple, colorful and yummy salad..

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  15. Simple but interesting salad, looks really catchy..

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  16. nice combo of ingredients n colors, nayna...

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  17. I never ate grapefruit from a long long time... ths one luks gr8..
    nd yeh i translated Kadgi in english..... Raw Jackfruit :)

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  18. A very new one...looks attractive :)

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  19. Nayna,,salad looks great dear with pickled gherkins wooow sounds great sure it will taste good n hope u enjoyed this salad..

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  20. looks really good..very flavourful..

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  21. Thats a very simple pickle recipe...and i love gherkins

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  22. Combo is interesting..looks so vibrant

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  23. colorful and flavorful..your salad and my grilled tikkas..easy dinner :)

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  24. Hey Nayna
    How are you? I'm just on a little break till end of this month..started going to gym and stuff..salad looks really delicious..I never had any gherkins, what does it taste like? I think I'll buy a small jar..I looked all your recipe masala paniyaram, chakri and bean burrito..modhama pani aavi gayu...

    cheers

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  25. Nayna, thanks for letting me know. I have added the gadget..Want to do the honors by being the first one to join :)

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  26. Great combo, really healthy and yummy dear....

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  27. wow lovely salad...such a innovative recipe wid all the ingredients...yummy

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  28. looks fresh, colorful and yummy! thnx for stopping by my blog. u have a nice collection, following u too :)

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  29. what a tempting salad!! looks absolutely delicious.

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  30. Quick and delicious salad !!

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  31. never tried pink grapegruit in salads. this looks good!

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  32. So light and refreshing! Very creative too!

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  33. Love such refreshing salads :d

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  34. Refreshing, simple, and delicious :))

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