Wednesday, October 28, 2009

pear and grapefruit salad with pistachios


Like the other fruit salads i posted using grapefruit or chakotra , this is a refreshing salad too , it can be taken as lunch or as a mid morning salad ...and as it has lemon juice in it , you can pack it in your tiffin box too....stays fresh for a couple of hours and for 4-5 hour when refrigerated ...........


This is another salad i made with the lovely chakotra .....but that is not essential....oranges or even mosambi ( sweet lime) will be a good substitute for this salad........though it looks like a simple salad , it is full of contrasting flavors and textures.......it has crunch , it has bite and it has those juicy meltdowns of chakotra segments , the green chilly bits hit your tongue in such a way that it leaves you fresh for the day...i can have such a salad for any meal of the day ...in huge quantities....yummy..

you get the fiber, the dose of Vit.C , other antioxidants in a refreshing way....i just love it....



  make a dressing with 1tbsp of lemon juice, a tsp of sugar , salt to taste , a dash of black peppercorns and a tsp of finely chopped green chillies ...mix well and keep aside........i mix them in a large mixing bowl and start chopping the fruits right into it....first the pears and then the grapefruit segments, i used 2 pears and a cup of grapefruit filaments .........throw in a handful of chopped roasted salted pistachios and toss to mix......lovely.....add as much nuts as you want ......



 i hope i manage to make this particular salad ( or any one using grapefruit ) at least twice a week....separating the chakotra segments takes time and can be done in advance...usually one grapefruit is sufficient for making this salad 4 times.......

and don't be deterred by the poor picture quality.....the salad is fresh and yummy.....:)

enjoy...

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