According to Wikipedia, Salad is a mixture of cold foods, usually including vegetables and/or fruits, often with a dressing, occasionally nuts or croutons.Salad is often served as an appetizer before a larger meal. The word "salad" comes from the French salade of the same meaning, which in turn is from the Latin salata, "salty", from sal, "salt".
There are different types of salads that we can make. Talking about salad, this is one salad which I make regularly. Sprouted green gram with the addition of vegetables makes this salad very nutritious. Its easy and quick to make at the same time very tasty. I just love this salad.
Some facts about sprouts:
Nutrient packed sprouts have higher biological efficiency and are easy to digest than whole seeds. Here are few of sprouting advantages:
- Enzymes are activated.
- Proteins convert to free amino acids.
- Starches change to simple sugars.
- Minerals combine to increase assimilation.
- Vitamin content increases from 3 to 12 or more times.
- Chlorophyll and carotene content increase dramatically when exposed to sunlight.
- Home-grown sprouts are remarkably inexpensive.
- Sprouted Green gram 1 1/2 -2 cups
- Tomato 1 large (finely chopped)
- Capsicum 1 medium (finely chopped)
- Onion 1 small,finely chopped (I did not add onions,but it tastes good)
- Lime juice 1 tbsp
- Cilantro/Coriander 3 tbsp (finely chopped)
- Red chilli powder 2 tsp
- Salt to taste (optional)
- Mix all the ingredients in a bowl,except salt.
- Salt is optional,if you want add salt when serving the salad.
I am sending this salad to Jolen's Culinary Adventures in Cyberspace as a part of the Salad Spinnin' event.
This salad is also my entry to No Croutons Required event hosted by Lisa .