Earthy broccoli florets, iceberg lettuce and crispy celery stalks in combination with bean sprouts provide a wonderful array of flavours to delight the palate and also provide a wealth of nutrients. The puréed melon adds volume to the dressing making it creamier and of a coating consistency to flavour the vegetables and sprouts. Feel free to use any combination of vegetables that are handy.

Preparation Time: 10 mins   
Cooking Time: 0 mins    
Total Time: 10 mins     
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups iceberg lettuce , torn into pieces
1/2 cup bean sprouts
1/2 cup broccoli florets , blanched
2 celery (ajmoda) , chopped

For The Dressing
1 cup ripe muskmelon (kharbooja) , chopped
1/2 tsp roasted cumin seeds (jeera) , crushed
3 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
salt and freshly ground black pepper powder to taste

Method

For the dressing

  1. Blend the muskmelon to a smooth purée in a blender.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate till required.

How to proceed

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the salad in a bowl and refrigerate.
  2. Just before serving, add the dressing and toss well.
  3. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Value

Value per serving % Daily Values
Energy 19 cal 1%
Protein 1.3 g 2%
Carbohydrates 3.2 g 1%
Fiber 0.9 g 4%
Fat 0.2 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A 694.8 mcg 14%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 0.1 mg 10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.1 mg 9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.4 mg 3%
Vitamin C 23.1 mg 58%
Vitamin E 0.2 mg 1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) 30.7 mcg 15%
MINERALS
Calcium 45.1 mg 8%
Iron 1.6 mg 8%
Magnesium 51.2 mg 15%
Phosphorus 27.8 mg 5%
Sodium 61.6 mg 3%
Potassium 183.6 mg 4%
Zinc 0.1 mg 1%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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