Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Taste this Salad
This is my third time participating in Nicole's Taste & Create. Its a charming event where she randomly pairs you with another blog. And then you go find all about what your partner cooks, pick a recipe you fancy and recreate it.
My partner this month is Pam from Australia. She claims to be "not a great cook", but I was totally awed by her breads. Pam has been making lots of hearty dishes that I would have loved to try if it was less warm here. Then it struck me : its winter where she lives, and I need to go back a bit to find a summer recipe. So it was back in her January postings that I found this Pomegranate, feta, cucumber and mint salad.
It sounded like such a colorful idea that instead of going her tossed salad way, I layered the ingredients in a glass. So its pomegranate first, followed by cucumber, then coriander, feta, mint and finally some red onion.
For dressing, I combined 2 tbsp each of olive oil and vinegar. I didn't have the sumac that Pam suggested, so I added some chaat masala for the tangy flavor. And a pinch of salt.
There are two ways you can add the dressing to a layered salad. Either toss each ingredient in dressing separately, or pour some dressing over each layer before you add the next one (which is what I did).
Thanks Pam! Its so perfect for a summer lunch.