Dill is used a lot in Indian cooking. Especially in our house my mother-in-law used to make many Iyengar (A Tamilian Brahmin community) dishes with dill. I never liked the flavour of dill too much. It’s too overpowering when the main ingredient in the curry is dill. This salad has a hint of dill and I can manage this level of dill in my food. 🙂 If you like the flavour then do add more of it. 🙂
Love adding fruits to my salad. Keshav hardly eats apples. He prefers to carry banana’s over apples to snack in between. So I prepare this salad to get him to eat apples. Different fruits make interesting additions to salads. Here in the UK apples are available all through the year. There are so many varieties of apples available that I was amazed. 🙂
The ingredients used are not hard to find, so you can quickly put this salad together. Both Keshav and I love salads. The days we feel we have indulged a lot the entire week, I prepare salads and a light meal to follow to make us feel less guilty about all the calories that we have taken in. 😉
If you like nuts in your salad, add some walnuts for a nice crunchy, nutty feel.
Ingredients: (Serves 2) Preparation Time: 15 mins (Includes time to boil eggs)
Iceberg lettuce – 100 gms, chopped as you do for a salad
Eggs – 2
Red onion – 1 small-sized, chopped the way you like
Olives – 4-5 green/black, pitted and sliced, preferably use the crunchy variety
Apple – half of a medium-sized apple, finely diced
Dill – 2 sprigs, finely chopped
Mayonnaise – 1 tbsp
Cream – 1 tbsp
Black peppercorns – 1/4 tsp (less/more depending on your taste)
Salt to taste
Bring a small pot of water to a boil and boil the eggs.
Meanwhile when the eggs are getting boiled, chop the veggies and mix all of them in a mixing bowl. Add the cream, mayonnaise & the diced apples along with some salt to taste.
Once the eggs are boiled, transfer them to cold water and cool them for a few minutes. De-shell them and cut them into small pieces and add them to the salad.
Add black pepper and dill and mix.
Transfer them to serving bowls, it can serve as a yummy breakfast salad.
If you like this salad you may also like to check my other salad recipes.
- Cobb Salad (realfitrealfoodmom.com)
- Cucumber and Vidalia Onion Salad (annashortcakes.com)
- Gribiche-dressed simple potato salad (bowenappetit.com)
- Easy Egg Salad (skinnymuffinrecipes.wordpress.com)
- Macaroni Shrimp Salad (bakingbytes.com)
- Salad Dressing Recipe (denisedesigned.com)