Flax seeds and nuts vegetable salad

You can't get bored of this crunchy nutty and spicy wholesome salad

You can’t get bored of this crunchy nutty and spicy wholesome salad

Its a whole new year and I am sure a lot of us made this resolution to get back in shape, or get healthier diet etc. Well in a similar effort I happened to put together this Flax seed and nuts vegetable salad. Last week me and my husband tried to incorporate salads in our dinner on a regular basis. I tried many new varieties of salads some new dressings, I loved the whole experience of trying something new everyday for dinner. Before this my regular salad was chopped onions, tomatoes and cucumbers topped with salt and lemon juice. As I said I wasn’t regular with salads and dressings though I have tried a few earlier like the fruit and nut salad, Greek salad and the pasta Salad. However last week in my effort to incorporate salads for every dinner, I tried Tabbouleh (Lebanese style salad) and another version of Greek salad. 

So coming to my Flax seeds and nuts vegetable salad this one is kind of a nutritional powerhouse. Flax seeds (alsi) is one of the few Omega 3 sources for Vegetarians another Omega 3 rich fruit I know is walnuts (other then fishes). So I try to incorporate it in many of our foods for example I make chutneys and ladoos from flax seeds. But if you can just toast it and add it to your salad isn’t it amazing. It has a very nice and mild nutty flavor. Other than that I have added roasted almonds and Peanuts which adds a lot of crunch and nutrition to this salad. Play around with other nuts to change the textures and flavors.

This simple filling salad recipe is full of flavors and textures , you will be pleasantly surprised

This simple filling salad recipe is full of flavors and textures , you will be pleasantly surprised

About the flavor of this salad, as I said we tried some Greek and Lebanese versions last week, now I wanted to get back to our very own spicy flavors. Thus I put together a  tangy and spicy salad dressing.  You may use any other of your favorite dressing or may want to try my Italian dressing too.

About the veggies used here I have used lots of greens and bell peppers, the mixed greens have kale, spinach, red lettuce  etc. These nice people at supermarkets pack them ready to mix in a salad I just picked a box of mixed salad greens. Please use your favorite veggies for this salad for example cucumber, tomatoes etc. In case using tomatoes make sure they are firm also de-seeding them can help in maintaining the crunch of the salad. I don’t have much to talk here its a simple recipe and you can’t go wrong about this. So lets get going to make out super simple very tasty, crunchy, nutty  Flax seeds and nuts vegetable salad.

Flax seeds and nuts vegetable salad
Serves 4
A nutty nutritious filling salad
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Ingredients
  1. Red Bell Peppers:1/2
  2. Yellow Bell Peppers:1/2
  3. Green Bell Peppers:1/2
  4. Mixed greens:1 big bowl
  5. Cabbage:1 cup
  6. Onion:1/2 medium
  7. Peanut roasted:1/4 cup
  8. Roasted almonds:1/4 cup
  9. Flax seeds: 5 Tbsp
  10. Chopped cilantro:1 tbsp
For Dressing
  1. Olive Oil: 2 Tbsp
  2. Lemon Juice:4 Tbsp
  3. Salt : to taste
  4. Chat Masala: 1.5 Tbsp
  5. Chili Powder: 1/4 Tbsp
Instructions
  1. Chop length wise mixed greens, lettuce, onions,red green and yellow peppers.
  2. Dry roast flax seeds on low flame until they start to splutter and keep aside.
  3. In a big mixing bowl add all the veggies.
  4. Mix all the ingredients of dressing in a small bowl and whisk well for at least a minute or until it all emulsifies to a thick dressing.
  5. Add the dressing to the salad bowl and toss the salad to well incorporate the dressing.
  6. Add peanuts, almonds, flax seeds and chopped cilantro and mix well.
  7. Serve right away, don't wait too long after mixing this salad or the greens might wilt and the nuts might get soggy.
Notes
  1. You might want to cut the veggies and whisk the dressing before hand , mix it all together just when you are ready to serve.
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  1. September 20, 2016

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