Crostini and Roasted Bell Pepper Salad

Crostini and Roasted Bell Pepper Salad

Everyday, once you are over with your breakfast, preparations for your next meal starts and by the time you are free with lunch, you start thinking about dinner,  life is so monotonous for the one who cooks and those who have them.  If we don’t  break this  monotony by bringing  something new with the same spices, vegetables and fruits, there would be not fun.  On that cheerful note let’s start something new in this blog.

Here, I always wanted to have some salad recipes but I never came across with any recipe which  have some ingredients which were easily available.

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So  how can I let this recipe go which has  all the ingredients that were easily available,  I  saw this on  Style Chef on FoodFood Channel. Shef Shailendra is one of my favourite chef. I have tried some of his desserts, and they came out fabulous (recipes  will soon be shared).

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My son who just don’t eat vegetables, the only vegetable he loves to have is cucumber, so  when I show him cucumber in the salad.  He happily enjoyed his bowl of salad.

You know whenever we go to marriage all he has in his dinner plate is cucumber, he is so fond of cucumber.  But cucumber is a summer vegetable after that you  do get cucumbers but the seeds in them  are very big and tasteless too.

Last year, after summers were over I went to our local vegetable vendor to check if he has any last batch of cucumber left with him (beloved mother, anything to give my son his one and only loved vegetable)  to which he asked  me to try English Cucumber and to my surprise he loved  them too.  So it was a great relief when he enjoyed this salad,  he loved the crostini in it too and asked me add more and more, after this I make  this salad very often.

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Recipe adapted from Chef Shailendra of  Style Chef

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • Roasted Bell Pepper (red and yellow) –  1 each, diced
  • English cucumber – 3  diced finely with skin
  • Red Onion –  3
  • Tomato – 2  diced (without the pulp)
  • Lettuce – 2 cups cut with hands
  • Red Radish (small) – 7 – 8 diced with peel
  • Garlic crushed – 4 cloves chopped finely (optional)
  • Whole wheat bread – 3 slices
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil to brush crostini and to drizzle some   – 3 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice – 3 tbsp

Method

Take 3 slices of bread and cut them into small pieces and toast or grill them then brush some olive oil on both the sides that makes crostini.

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl except salt, pepper and olive oil.  Keep this bowl in freeze for 1 hour to chill. While serving drizzle oil and season with salt and pepper.

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