Sunday, November 21, 2010

Warm mixed vegetable salad

     Yesterday was really in no mood to cook after a whole evening of shopping, but the look of fresh broccoli always inspires me to do something.I ended up with a nice warm salad of all that was there in the fridge and to fill up the gaps of "just salad" ,served the family with penne with a new pesto that I picked up from the supermarket.The family happily ate up and I was glad  that I was able to feed them all the vegetables.Added the protein in the form of tofu too.Here is a quick fix salad.
broccoli florets               500gms
tofu                                50gms
Red bell peppers diced   1 no
penne pasta boiled          1 cup
Sliced onions                  1 no
Garlic chopped           1 Tbsp
Gherkins chopped       2 Tbsp
Olives halved               2 tbsp
pepper powder            1/2 tsp
salt to taste
crushed red chillies       1/2 tsp
oregano                        1/2 tsp
lime juice                       1 tsp
Olive oil                         1 tbsp
Heat oil and add the garlic.Brown them taking care not to burn.add crushed chillies and onions. Saute till translucent.Add the broccoli,tofu cut into 1" pieces,diced bell peppers and cook on high heat so that they start to turn bright green.Add the herbs, pasta and other ingredients and some fluid from the olive bottle.Stir fry at high heat making sure that the broccoli retains its crispness and serve hot with garlic bread and a nice warm soup.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Ruchi,

    Visited your blog just today and liked it a lot! But cannot find the recipe for the peanut chutney and the sooji starter that we had at your place the other day.. Can you please post?

    Thanks, Hetal.