Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mango-Roasted Pepper-Cottage Cheese Salad

Sometimes, all it takes to rustle up a wonderfully refreshing salad is to raid (rather clean-- ;) the fridge and pantry shelves.Long forgotten bottles of english mustard & apple cider vinegar jostled for attention during today's clean-up and were used to quickly dish this salad with mangoes, cottage cheese & roasted pepper. The green pepper was roasted on stove-top after slightly oiling them, you can also grill them for the charred effect. A fistful of olives joined the party with some iceberg lettuce and hola you get a scrumptiously tasty salad. 




This was a perfectly filling lunch that was wholesome and healthy and it saw a fine blend of the sweet-sour mangoes with smoky peppers balanced by the cottage cheese. Also the piquant taste of the mustard along with the acidic apple vinegar gave a stimulating & engaging bite.




I used Totapuri mangoes and retained their skin for the salad and yes, the mangoes are happy to be back in the spotlight after a whole lot of adulation in Minty Mango-Rose Sorbet ;))


What's in it :- (Serves- 2 to 3, preparation time - less than 30 min ,spice- as u wish)
  • Mango - 1 large - peeled, pitted & diced (retain the skin if you please)
  • Cottage Cheese - 200 gms - washed & cubed
  • Green Peppers - 2 
  • Black & Green Olives - a fistful
  • Iceberg Lettuce - as required- roughly torn
For the dressing:-
  • English Mustard - 1 tsp
  • Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 to 2 tsp
  • Olive Oil - 1 tsp
  • Salt & Black Pepper powder- as required

How:-

Lightly oil the peppers and sear it on a stove-top (or a grill). Dice it and set aside.


Mix the chopped mangoes along with cubed cheese (paneer) and the olives. Tip in the diced pepper and add the leaves of lettuce and mix well. Sprinkle black pepper powder as required and mix well.Refrigerate for a while.





In the meantime mix the contents for the dressing and set aside. Just before serving add the dressing to the contents of the bowl and fluff well with a fork.




Enjoy a very tasty salad along with toasted slices of bread!



This is off to Nithu's Quick & Easy Recipe Mela & Spicie Foodies YBR-June

35 comments:

  1. Wow looks delicious,love the roasted flavor of peppers..nice one dear.

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  2. Lovely looking salad based on bread. Excellent preparation. Loved it.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  3. Oh Priya, Lovely salad, Love the fresh olives.I might need some help from u to get these stuffs when I come India ..Creative idea

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  4. I am all for it anytime of the day ~ be it lunch, breakfast or dinner :) Delicious recipe!
    US Masala

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  5. Yum ...lovely salad ...love the combo

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  6. This looks like a yummy and refreshing salad.Loved the combo.

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  7. Yummy tangy and refreshing salad...

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  8. OMG...so refreshing salad...loved all the ing used...so coool...

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  9. Marvellous and super delicious salad, absolutely irresistible..

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  10. wow, absolutely delicious salad, great combo too..nice recipe..

    Ongoing Event at Good Food:
    COOK IT HEALTHY:PROTEINicious

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  11. Thats yummy and healthyy.. love it :D

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  12. wow, that looks superb, I like how you have topped it on the sandwich as well.

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  13. Healthy and delicious salad..love those mango pieces in it..YUM!!

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  14. Mango roasted pepper salad looks delicious, anything with mango are most welcome.

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  15. yummy looking flavours looks delicious

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  16. Very nice refreshing and healthy salad.

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  17. Quick, easy and brilliantly colorful salad.... Love it

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  18. Marvelous and super delicious salad, absolutely irresistible..

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  19. Yummy flavors in here...love the delicious salad

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  20. Healthy and innovative sandwich......

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  21. Interesting recipe. I have recently become a fan of using raw mango in dishes. Used it in a fish dish inspired by the cooking traditions of Thailands. bengalis make a tok or sour daal with rawmangoes too

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  22. It's absolutely delcious, very new recipe for me, shud try this.

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  23. So true! I too find hidden treasures and long forgotten items in the fridge once in a while :)) Loved the simple yet refreshing flavors in this salad.

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  24. Love this simple salad. Especially the mango in the salad.

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  25. Hi Priya, it's been a long time since I last visited your blog.
    Voila!! This is a medley of flavours!! Just lovely and comforting!! :-)
    By the way, I totally agree with you on that fridge cleaning part!! :D

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  26. very beautful marriage of cheese and fruits....

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  27. Sounds delicious! I love sweet mango in a spicy salad and you have used a really interesting mix of ingredients, so summery!

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  28. Wow!...delicious looking salad...Loved the refreshing flavours of the salad

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  29. that looks wonderfully flavorful and delicious!

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  30. Wow , what a great and healthy salad. Thanks for sharing it. Also Thanks for having participated in June's YBR:)

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  31. first time in your space...n this salad with cottage cheese looks yummy....glad to follow u here :-)

    http://onlyfishrecipes.blogspot.com/

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