Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Indian pineapple salad

pineapple salad

Here's the recipe for the salad Rachael took to Tina's. It's always a success wherever it goes (Annie took it to Mary Guppy's funeral party, where it was a hit), and people always ask for the recipe.

Indian Pineapple Salad

20oz peeled, cored, cut-up pineapple
1/2 a red bell pepper, cut into little strips
1/2 a cucumber, peeled, halved, deseeded, and sliced
a small shallot, peeled and thinly sliced
additional fruits, suitably prepared (in this case, Rachael added, a banana, an orange, and half of an under-ripe mango)
3T lime juice
1T palm sugar (or regular sugar)
1 1/2t chaat masala (Laxmi has a good recipe, or you can buy it at the Indian store)
a couple of handsful of coriander, coarsely chopped
a small handful of mint, chiffonaded (only if you have some nice mint in your yard; don't bother with the flavorless kind from the grocery store)

Mix all the fruit and veg in a big bowl, then add the lime juice,sugar, and masala. Mix well with your hands, then taste for seasoning. Don't add the herbs till the last minute, as the mint will blacken and make your salad less pretty.


joannamauselina said...

It's maybe my favorite thing that you make. One of the top hundred, at any rate. I like the new look.

Lillian said...

The salad is so bright and cheery looking.