Beat the Heat Series ~ Summer Salad Recipe with Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

Fresh cooling foods with minimum time spent in the kitchen, preferably fresh fruit and vegetables are my choice for this scorching summer. I made this salad on the spur of the moment, throwing in all the stuff i had in the vegetable tray and excited about finally getting myself a bottle of balsamic vinegar. It was light and so refreshing, the flavours and textures of the different fruit and vegetables giving the salad so many layers… it was a chilled treat.

Summer Salad with Balsamic Vinegar Dressing (serves 2)


2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1/2 teaspoon sugar

pinch of salt

1 teaspoon lemon juice

whisk all of the above together till the sugar dissolves and set aside

8 sections of sweet lime, peeled and seeds removed

1/2 cup chopped green apple

1 large red tomato chopped

1 cup cucumber, peeled and chopped

10-12 yellow cherry tomatoes, halved

1/2 cup beetroot, boiled, skinned and chopped

8-10 strawberries, quartered

6-8 basil leaves, torn to small bits

10-12 mint leaves torn to small bits

Take all of the above in a large bowl and toss together. Chill in the refrigerator for atleast 20-30 minutes. Before serving, pour the dressing on top and toss it all up. Serve chilled.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. vsharmilee says:

    Colorful looking salad out there!!!

  2. Srivalli says:

    How tempting!..but hey why are you not sending me this???..bhoooo..:))

  3. Swapna says:

    Yummy … Love the colours

  4. Nandita says:

    This salad looks good enough to cheer up a lunch time! Brilliant colours

  5. A&N says:

    Nice! Just what I need for my diet!

  6. Rupa says:

    Anu, my savior where did you get that bottle from….i’ve been scouring the city since a couple of years for this….karachi, q-mart, hypercity …..everywhere and haven’t been able to find one bottle……let me know the secret…will cherish it 🙂

    1. arundati says:

      i got mine at hypercity in hitech city. Q mart also has it babe…also you can check at ruci and idoni in either gvk one or the one near hsbc on rd # 10

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