Thursday, April 2, 2009

Summer Treat

MELON AND PAPAYA SCOOPS IN HONEY GINGER DRESSING

There is nothing like a juicy slice of watermelon on a hot summer day! No other fruit says summer like the subtly crunchy, thirst quenching watermelon. Not only is the fruit a highly refreshing summer treat, it is also rich in nutrition and water. , the season for watermelon is in the summer when they are sweet and of the best quality. Sale of the fruit is up this summer and vendors expect double the business as compared to last year. Watermelon as a very good source of vitamin B6 and a good source of vitamin B1, C ,magnesium, and potassium.Along with this Vitamin A rich papaya and melon scoops tossed together in rich honey ginger dressing to enhance your immunity. It's a great cooler for warm afternoons. This recipe is wonderful in the summer when it can be made with fresh fruit.Healthy, Super easy and delicious.

This recepie I adopted from Tarla dalal.But as usual adding few ingredients I prepared this salad in my own version.


Ingredients

1½ cups papaya scoops

1½ cups watermelon scoops

1/2 cups grapes

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 teaspoons ginger juice

¼ teaspoon crushed pepper

¼ teaspoon roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder

1 teaspoon sugar

¼ teaspoon black salt (sanchal)


Method

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

Arrange the scooped fruits in a bowl pour the dressing and toss gently.

Refrigerate till chill and serve.


21 comments:

Akal's Saappadu said...

Hi Jaishree,

I see that the temperature is up, lucky you :)

nice salad, the honey / ginger must be THE important ingredinets to remember for the final touch :) Enjoy the summer!

Asha said...

YUM! We are eagerly waiting for Summer here too, dressing sounds delicious! :)

DEESHA said...

this is a good one .. love the dressing

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

ah yummmmy salad.. looks great and i love the additional items like pepper, cumin, honey

AnuSriram said...

Jaishree, thats so colourful! Neenga atha apadiye blend panni ennoda eventku anupunga :)

Gita's Kitchen said...

The salad looks so colorful and refreshing Jaishree, lovely dressing :)

Priya said...

Thats a beautiful salad...dressing sound delicious...

Vani said...

Beautiful looking summer salad! Loved the dressing ingredients

Poornima Nair said...

Thats a delicious fruit salad. You got all my fav fruits in there.

Ashwini said...

Nice refreshing summer salad..Nice dressing..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice post Jaishree! Quite informative about watermelon! When I was a kid,in my parents side,they never ever bought this watermelon even once,can't believe rite? but true!!
After marriage only I started eating and love it!!

Vidhya said...

wow thats so refreshing Jaishree. Looks colorful too.

Valarmathi said...

That looks yummy and colorful, refreshing one.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Ginger and Honey says stomach soothing looks colorful and great for summer indeed

sriharivatsan said...

Wow, nice salad...Looks colorful..

Vibaas said...

yummy salad. thx for reminding me of this..haven't had this in years!

Jaishree said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments:)

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. looks yummy... delicious & healthy...

EC said...

Looks so colourful...send it to FIC:Green and red event

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow simple and delsih....

A_and_N said...

Loved the addition of ginger! And this is a treat indeed on a sweltering day :)