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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Cucumber, Kidney Bean,ChickPea Salad | Simple Salad Recipe | Easy Salad

    Salads  are great starters or a fantastic snack especially when it comes to mid day hunger pangs.When you are hungry at around 11 am or 3 pm,you probably would go for a deep fried snack which is not so healthy.Eating salad at that time should be the bestest option, if you are not even taking any healthy meal in a day.After all the deep diwali snack and sweets you can eat this salad off to clean your system.Doesn't this look colorful and appetizing ?
cucumber ,kidney bean and chickpea salad

     Nutritionist suggest 5 servings of fruits and vegetables in a day for a healthy diet.Eating healthy doesn't mean that zero oil or ghee.Avoiding high fat food and  deep fried foods also having cheesy pizza/ parotta for everyday dinner.Avoid high salty foods like hotel/restaurant food and frozen foods also counts.These items usually have the ingredients which is not needed for our body and they are added just to increase the taste.
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    Eating salad can be the wisest choice for anyone from diabetic to high cholestrol,high Blood pressure patience or even kids.When i saw this salad in a buffet, i was really impressed.Immediately i made it for a get together party.Everybody in the party was impressed too.
      Making this salad is easy .Its filling and very  tasty without much spice.My daughter loved her salad bowl very much and was asking for her tiffin box too.If you like fresh herbs ,add chopped coriander leaves while finishing up.
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 Step by Step picture recipe for making cucumber,kidney bean,chickpea salad:
  • Soak kidney bean and chickpea separate for 8 hours or overnight.Pressure cook them separate with salt for 2 whistles (or until they are juicy and tender, not mushy).Wash and peel cucumber.Remove the seeds off  and Chop in to pieces.Chop Red onion in to litte big pieces.
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  • Extract the lemon juice and keep it ready.After the pressure released, drain the excess water from both beans.In a large mixing bowl add pressure cooked beans,chickpea,cucumber,required salt and black pepper powder.
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  • Mix very well and keep in an airtight container.
  • Easy and Protein rich Cucumber bean salad ready .This can be a very filling and healthy lunch/lunch box item.Good for snacking at 11 am or 3 pm hunger pang.

                                                     Cucumber Chickpea salad Recipe

cucumber kidney bean salad recipe                            How to make Cucumber-chickpea salad  

 Cuisine: Indian   Category: Snack/Lunch Prep time:8 hours  Cook time:45 minutes  Total Time:8 hours 20 minutes Serves:3-4 for lunch


Ingredients:
  • 1 cup chickpea/garbanzo beans.
  • 1 cup kidney bean.
  • 1 cucumber.
  • 1 red onion.
  • 1 lemon squeezed.
  • 1 tsp salt.
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper.

Method:
  • Soak kidney bean and chickpea separate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Pressure cook them separate with salt for 2 whistles (or until they are juicy and tender not mushy).
  • Wash and peel cucumber.Remove the seeds off  and Chop in to pieces.
  • Chop Red onion in to big pieces , after peeling the skin.
  • Extract the lemon juice and keep it ready.
  • After the pressure released, drain the excess water from beans.
  • In a large mixing bowl add pressure cooked beans,chickpea,cucumber,required salt and black pepper powder.
  • Mix very well and keep in an airtight container.
  • Easy and Protein rich Cucumber bean salad ready .This can be a very filling and healthy lunch/lunch box item.Good for snacking at 11 am or 3 pm hunger pang.


16 comments:

  1. Refreshing and protein rich salad

    Sowmia - Sowmia's Galley

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  2. That's a delicious looking salad and healthy too..

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  3. Sooo refreshing, healthy snack for all of us!

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  4. Delicious and healthy salad...The color combo looks great :)

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  5. we can prefer this in lunch box to keep ourselves fit

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  6. Such a lovely looking healthy and delicious snack, Sathya.

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  7. I love this salad so much... so filling and delicious too...

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  8. I love these kind of salads, so easy and delicious!

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  9. I see the healthiness and I love this salad.

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  10. This is really clourfull salad, full of protein and healthy.

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