Autumn salad


Salad was never a big deal when I lived in Kerala. It was just a part of the lunch or dinner that I never paid much attention to. It was usually an onion,tomato cucumber salad or a cabbage salad. That was all the salads I knew back then. Things really did take a turn when I came here. Although I am still not salad obsessed, I do try to learn new salads and dressings. One of the food culture shocks in moving from India to US was seeing people eat leaves raw- raw spinach? I don’t know about you, but for me spinach was always had cooked. Oranges and apples in a salad with veggies? Although by now I have come to accept these food traditions, they completely blew me away at first.


This salad was really refreshing and the warm potatoes make it perfect for fall.

Recipe source: The Naked Chef, Page 71.

Ingredients and method:
Red skinned potatoes or new potatoes 5-6, wash well.
Avocado – 1 ripe
Sprouts- 1 handful ( I used broccoli sprouts)
Olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cook the potatoes in boiling water. Add salt to the water. When tender,drain the water.
Slice the avocado into thick slices.
If potatoes are small,leave whole. You can cut the larger ones into halves.
Put all the above in a bowl, splash the olive oil,lemon juice. Add salt and pepper.
Enjoy warm for fall.

Jamie recommends it with chicken or fish.

11 responses »

  1. I used to have the exactly same feeling when I saw people eating raw cauliflower in the US. However, someone called my attention to the risk of contracting parasites and other diseases by eating raw foods in India, which doesn’t seem to be a concern here with so much sanitation.

    I don’t know..raw spinach- Ecoli!

  2. Great looking salad Gini! Anything with avacado is my favorite, I am going to try this soon.

    Avocados are popular in our house too. I am going to try to cranberry recipes, as soon as I lay my hands on a bag of them.  

  3. Gini, such a yummy looking salad, I can live on those… for lunch 🙂

    Thanks Mandira. I just loved this salad- tastewise and for looks. Can’t go wrong with potatoes and avocadoes. 

  4. The salad looks delicious! And I know what you’re talking about! But now I use pears, oranges in my salads too..but raw spinach…a BIG NO!

    Thanks Nabeela. Yeah, raw spinach might take a while to regain its lost status.  

  5. looks good Gini! I’ve never heard of Broccoli sprouts..have to look for it next time I go shopping. I love broccoli, so I bet I would like this.


    Me too till I bought them at the store. Slightly bitter and creates a great visual appeal! 

  6. I am gonna need this now after all the gorging that I have done in diwali :)…. Looks yummmm ginisha 🙂

    Thanks Rooma! Lucky you! I didn’t have anything at all to gorge on during Diwali, but this rasmalai did make me feel better.

  7. Hey…. I made this salad last night and it was simply awesome….. I love avocados and it was simply superb…. thanks for sharing… 🙂

    And thanks for commenting on my painting 🙂 I always wondered if anyone ever looked at them also or no 🙂 But now I know….. 🙂

  8. Rooma, glad to see that you tried it and liked it. Avocados are my weakness too.

    The trouble with your paintings is that once you look, you are addicted. Rest assured, your paintings are much appreciated:)

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