Salads at the Barbecue Party #3 – Cole Slaw

This is a simple side dish that you can throw together in a very short time if you have a food processor. If not, it takes a few minutes more, but I think its well worth the effort. I hand chop the veggies, and its really not that bad. I love a good slaw. You can serve it as a salad, stick it between 2 slices of bread for a simple sandwich or use it as an add on in a burger.

This is not so much a recipe as a few ingredients thrown together, so feel free to adjust the quantities to suit your liking, or whatever you have available in the fridge. 🙂 
Since I was making this for the barbecue party, I jazzed it up by adding some pine nuts. Feel free to leave it out or switch it for pumkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts etc.
Cole Slaw

Cabbage, finely sliced
Carrot, julienned 
Lemon juice, to taste
Salt, to taste
Crushed pepper, to taste
Pine nuts (optional)
Toss all the ingredients together in a bowl. 
Check  for seasoning and adjust if needed. 
Thats how simple it is. Enjoy!!!

This post is linked to –
Rook No.17
Hearth and Soul
Made by you Mondays
Tuesdays at the Table
Tuesday Night Supper Club
Tuesdays Tasty Tidbits

Salads at the Barbecue Party #2 – Simple Tuna Salad

Here’s another easy peasy salad that can be thrown together in minutes. You don’t even need to make a dressing. But I must say this is delicious tossed in some mayonnaise. Since I was looking for fresh sides to go with all the meat at the barbecue party, I skipped the mayonnaise. Its also healthier without the mayo and equally tasty. But don’t take my word for it. Try it out yourself and let me know what twist you put on it. What I love about these kind of salads is their versatility. Sometimes, I also add olives, lettuce, cucumber, pickles and some bell peppers to the salad. Really, you can add whatever you’d like in your salad and leave out whatever you don’t fancy. 

Simple Tuna Salad

1 small can of tuna flakes
3 large onions, chopped
2-3 tomatoes, chopped
2 green chillies, finely chopped
Salt, to taste
Sour lime juice, to taste

Toss all the ingredients in a bowl.

Check for salt and sourness and adjust accordingly. It’s always better to start with a small amount of salt and lime juice. You can always add more after tasting, but if it’s too salty or too sour,  there’s not much you can do, except add more veggies and fish to the bowl.

Also, most canned tuna is also salted. So taste the salad before you add any salt to it.

Have fun!

This recipe is linked to –
Hearth and Soul
Made By You Monday
Tuesdays at the Table
Tuesday’s Tasty Tidbits
Tuesday Night Supper Club
Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays

Salads at the Barbecue Party #1 – Easy Corn Salsa

I know, I know, it’s been over a fortnight since the barbecue party and I still haven’t posted a lot of the recipes. I’m sorry about that. It’s just been really busy around here and that coupled with a little weekend getaway and a couple of projects I’m working on (more on that later), left me wondering where the days went. Before I get absorbed in the days chores, I’ve decided to start putting up the other recipes one at a time. I also want to mention that these recipes make quite a bit, so please adjust the quantities to suit your requirements.

Easy Corn Salsa

1 cup corn kernels, boiled
2 onions, peeled and chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1-2 green chillies, finely chopped (optional)
Salt, to taste
Sour lime juice, to taste
Crushed black pepper, to taste
2 tbsp. Chopped fresh coriander leaves
To boil, the corn kernels, I put it in a pan with a little water and a pinch of salt. Don’t add too much water. Once it comes to a boil, I simmer it for a minute or 2 on a low flame. I like it to have a little bit of crunch. But you can boil it to suit your liking.
In a bowl, tip in all the vegetables.
Add the salt, lime juice and pepper to taste.
Add the chopped coriander leaves.
Toss again. Cover and refrigerate till you’re ready to serve.