Saturday, March 30, 2013

What's in a Name

Totally random.

I just sent off a recipe to a friend, and I'm never sure what to call it.

I have the fancy title of Indian-ish Chopped Salad.  And it never sounds right.

Indian Chopped Salad sounds like its been chopped by people from India

Chopped Indian Salad, well, that just sounds terrible.

Chopped Salad Indian Style...not right.

What's a girl to do?

Here's the recipe.  It is fabulous and perfect with the red lentil curry, tandoori chicken and roti!

Sorry there are no pictures, I just post as the spirit moves!

This recipe would make enough to feed 12 as a side – because it’s a chopped salad it doesn’t look as big, but it’s compact.  I usually make a half recipe for our family.

½ c lemon juice (or 1-2 fresh lemons, squeezed)
¼ c white sugar
¼ c oil
1 tsp salt
½ tsp cumin
1 T dried cilantro, or ¼ cup fresh, chopped fine.
1 T chili powder

Mix, shake, chill

1 head romaine
1 cucumber, seeded - or should this be un-seeded, de-seeded? Inquiring minds want to know!  Or was it enquiring?  Make it stop!!!
1 large sweet red pepper, seeded
2 green onion
1 mango, de-un-post-pitted and all that

Take all the ingredients and chop them all very finely.  You want all the pieces in the salad to be roughly the same size, including the lettuce – that’s what makes it fantastic.  Put dressing on it just before serving.


  1. i would love to see pictures of this beautiful salad - sounds awesome!

    and...i would say 1 cucumber, seeds removed (and ditto on the mango) :D

  2. You are so smart Kelly! Maybe I'll have you over for dinner and YOU can take a picture of it. My food art skills are lacking (as is evidence by every photo on this blog!)


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