Refreshing Vegetable Salad

Ah! yet another warm day today. The temperature is around 70 degrees today and happy to have warm weather instead of the cold freezing weather. It has been a pretty warm all this week. So, for a change made this colourful and crisp medely of summer veggies, bursting with flavor. Between impromptu games of tag and catch, everyone can help lay out the refreshing salad. Enjoy!!

Ingredients: Zucchini – 2 medium (chopped) Asparagus – 10 Red bell pepper – 1 (chopped) Yellow bell pepper – 1(chopped) Orange bell pepper – 1 (chopped) Green bell pepper – 1 (chopped) Red onion – 1 medium (chopped to bite size pieces) Tomato – 1 big (chopped to small pieces) Corn – ½ cup Blue cheese – 2 Tb spoon (optional) Dressing: Red wine vinegar – 2 Tb spoon Olive oil – 1 Tb spoon Salt Pepper

Garlic -2 (finely grated) Cilantro – 2 Tb spoon Basil leaves – 1 Tb spoon


  • Heat a pan and add chopped zucchini and fry for few seconds on high heat.
  • Fry asparagus too and then cut them to one inch pieces.
  • Fry corn too in a similar manner.
  • Mix all the veggies in a bowl.
  • In a bowl, mix red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, cilantro and basil leaves together.
  • Add the dressing to the veggie bowl.
  • Give a stir and serve at room temperature with a little cheese on top.

This simple salad on its way to SWC- Salad under 15 minutes at Cooking Station hosted by Lakshmi . PS: Another way of trying this salad:
  • Chop zucchini to very small pieces.
  • Add all chopped veggies to it and mix the dressing.
  • Keep it refrigerated for 1 -2 hours and serve chilled with cheese on top.
I have not added the green pepper and cheese as I dint have them. I don’t like the raw taste of zucchini, so I have fried them. You can add any vegetables you like. When you are frying the veggies you can add salt and pepper to them individually. Do not over fry the veggies and make them mushy and soft. Just fry for few seconds on high heat so that they are still crunchy.


Happy cook said...

Wow this is a real colourful salade.
Beautiful and delicious.

n33ma said...

Very colorful and have a very nice blog.Im from Karnataka too.

Pavithra Kodical said...

Refreshing salad..I usually make salad in the evening..Today i will try this :)

Nithya Praveen said...

Looks colorful and healthy.good one!

Archy said...

looks so Colorful an healthy salad. never tired asparagus, need to taste an try :) !!

Asha said...

Hi Ash, salad looks yum and colorful.

Warm there? I HATE YOU!! ;D

It's chilly and windy here but it's going to be better this weekend!:)

Usha said...

Salad looks colorful and yum !

sandhya said...

This is a lovely salad..looks pretty colorful and how healthy too!

Ashwini said...

Happy- That was quick response..Thank you ..

n33ma - Thank you for visiting and leaving a wonderful comment..Good to know you are from Karnataka..

Thank you Nithya and Usha..

Pavithra - We had only this salad for lunch..Do try and tell me..

Archy..Asperagus tastes good ..When you grill or roast on tawa with little salt and oil..yumm to munch..Do try.

Asha -Thank God weather is good....Good you are having nice weekend..Dont know how it is this weekend..

Preety said...

hey i love the recipe of this salad..i am surely gonna try question can i use any vinegar of red wine is imp for the particular flavour..

LG said...

aahhahahaa...I just came back from a cold blog and now its hot here..:)) nice colorful and refreshing salad. I will wait for your email:)

Smitha said...

Lucky you to be enjoying warm n toasty weather..sad me... on the verge of freezing,...
BTW salad looks soo good, colourful n healthy

Maya said...

Oh, that looks really refreshing and healthy and crunchy..yuumy for a quick fix meal.

Ashwini said...

Preety - You can use any vinegar or lemon juice also is fine.. I only had this, so used it. Try it out and let me know..

LG - Sorry forgot to send you the emial. Will do right away..

Smitha - I feel sorry for you dear..Thank You for your comment.

Maya- It was really a quick fix..and was very filling..

Ashwini said...

Thank you Sandhya..

sowmya said...

looks delicous..lovely the dressing..

Food Fanatic said...

tht looks mouth is watering. gota try this out!