Quick fresh spinach salad

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Hello readers! Hope all is well with you all. The inception of spring and the notion that summer ain’t that far away inspired me to get back to writing.

Today, I bring you a quick, easy, healthy and super tasty salad. I was introduced to this salad when I visited a good old friend for lunch. The main ingredient of this salad is spinach. I know of limited ways of using spinach in my cooking. I was pleasantly surprise to have stumbled upon this recipe. This would make a good side dish or can be enjoyed as a salad too.

Give this recipe a try. This is a great way to incorporate greens in your daily diet!

Ingredients

2 cups of finely chopped fresh spinach

3 tbsp greek yogurt (or yogurt with the water drained out)

1/2 cup cherry tomatoes (quartered)

1/2 cup finely chopped onions

salt to taste

3 tsp green chillies (or to taste)

1 tsp asafoetida

1 tsp white urad dal

1 tsp dalia (roasted chana dal)

2-3 curry leaves

2 tsp oil

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 – 2 tsp freshly ground cumin powder

Method

  1. Mix the yogurt with salt in a big bowl.
  2. Toss in the spinach and tomatoes and mix lightly until all spinach is nicely coated with the yogurt and set aside.
  3. In a small pan heat the oil. Once hot, add the asafoetida, mustard seeds, urad dal, dalia, green chilies and curry leaves.
  4. After you here crackling add the onions. Cook the onions until they are translucent.
  5. Turn off the heat and transfer the cooked onions over the spinach. Mix well.
  6. Now garnish with freshly ground cumin powder.

Tips

  • I feel boiled chickpeas would be a good addition to this salad.
  • Another option to savor this salad would be to use this between slices of bread, along with some cheese and enjoy it as a sandwich.

 

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