Saturday, April 23, 2011

Black eyed peas & Green peas Salad

As part of our diet plan, at least once in a week we try to take salad for dinner. I try to make it a filling meal by adding plenty of legumes. This time it’s black eyed peas and green peas. This is a trick for dieting, since if our diet is based on protein and fiber rich beans and other complex carbohydrates we feel full sooner.

Black-eyed peas provide a number of nutrients. They are a rich source of fiber and can be used in a number of recipes. For vegetarians, such beans can provide a needed source of iron and protein. No matter how you choose to prepare them, black-eyed peas can be a wonderful supplement to your healthy eating plan.

Serves 2-3

100g thawed frozen green peas
1 onion thinly sliced
1 green granny smith apple thinly sliced
Few olives
Few cherry tomatoes sliced half
¼ of red pepper thinly sliced
½ of cucumber diced
100g broccoli florets blanched LINK
Few lettuce leaves roughly torn

For Dressing
1 tsp of chili flakes
2 tbsp low fat yoghurt / soy yoghurt
½ lemon juice
3 tbsp of olive oil
1 tsp of minced garlic and ginger
Salt and pepper


Mix all ingredients under “Dressing” shake well, set them aside

In a large bowl add all vegetables and legumes, drizzle the salad dressing, mix well using a wooden spoon. Serve immediately.
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