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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Pineapple salad with Rice crackers

Bought a pineapple to make 'Pachadi' for Onam. But, the fruit insisted on staying unripe on 'D-day'. So, had to skip pachadi. Another 3-4 days, and it turned just the right shade of yellow. My hubby is a little finicky when it comes to eating fruits that have a slightly sour edge. When I tasted this pineapple with its marked 'tanginess', i was sure he was going to avoid it. So, ended up making a salad out of it and he liked it too (don't ask me why he din't notice the tang in the salad. Like most hubbies, he has his own eccentric notions on food )


Pineapple - 1
Small onions (shallots/scallions) - 6 Nos
Green chillies - 3 Nos
Lemon juice - juice of one medium sized juicy lemon
Coriander leaves (cilantro) - a handful
Salt to taste
Demerara (unrefined sugar) - 1/2 teaspoon
Apple cider vinegar - 1 teaspoon (optional)

Peel and chop pineapple into tiny cubes. Cut onions into roundels. Mince green chilles. Rinse coriander leaves and chop fine.
Whisk together the lemon juice, chopped green chillies, salt and demerara with a tiny splash of apple cider (optional).
Toss everything together with the dressing, cover with cling , and chill for atleast half an hour before use.
I've served the salad with Chinese Seaweed flavoured rice crackers. Take each cracker, place a teaspoonful of salad and pop in. Yummm!!!You can choose your own accompaniment to the salad or just dive in straight into the salad.

20 comments:

Priti said...

That's a gud one dear...salad looks yum

Dershana said...

Thank you, priti. missing new posts on your blog. busy?

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. nice entry.. new for me.. nice entry.. looks yummy & fantastic..

easycrafts said...

This is quite an interesting salad variety..thanks for participating

Suma Rajesh said...

salad looks yummy yum..

Sireesha said...

salad looks mouthwatering.....

Bharti said...

oh the husbands and their eccentric notions! haha..
The salad looks delicious.

Vidhya said...

That looks yummy. I too have unripe pineapple. will try this

SriLekha said...

wow1 that's yummy and something new for me!
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VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

lovely salad .. my husband is just like yours, he does not notice the flavours most of the times :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks tangy and yummy! Lovely recipe:)

Purva Desai said...

wow pineapple salad accompanied with rice crackers, I am sure it must ve tasted really yummy

Usha said...

I loved this idea...how very clever of you to come up with this one...will give it a try :)

Divya Vikram said...

Tangy salad and rice crackers sounds great..

Sunshinemom said...

Pineapple and onions?? Interesting! I somehow hardly ever bring this fruit:)

rekhas kitchen said...

very intresting love the combo with rice crackers

Myviews said...

lovely salad..looks yum.love the combo with rice crackers.Nice entry.

Yasmeen said...

That's a neat idea to use a tangy pineapple for a savory salad.

Anjum said...

lovely salad .,its sure a good idea tyo make a salad out of it

Nidhi said...

Dershana, Interesting pineapple salad. I like pineapples but dont buy as much as much I would have liked to coz of the difficulty in cutting it.

 
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