Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Cos lettuce with blueberries, nashi and orange.

I dribbled this salad with an exquisite jewel like dressing which makes it look tempting enough for a Valentine's Day treat.That is what this week's I Heart Madhur Jaffrey cooking challenge was. Her Mother used to make it for her in India and used fruits like fresh guavas and star-fruit which looks like a yellow star when cut into slices. I couln't find it locally.

So I used a combination of seasonal fruits, and a pomegranate and lime oil dressing to accentuate the sweet sour flavour. As Madhur Jaffrey tells us, it's the cumin seed, through some mysterious magic of its own, which draws out the flavour so don't be tempted to leave it out.

Salad Ingredients:

1 chilled nashi pear (peeled and sliced)
1/4 cup of blueberries
1 orange, peeled, pith removes and sliced
A small bunch of baby cos lettuce leaves ( If large, tear into smaller pieces)


2 tablespoons of Foodie's Lime Oil (olive oil with a dash of lime)
2 tablespoons of pomegranate molasses
1 teaspoon of roasted cumin

Arrange the cos salad leaves in a salad bowl.
Scatter the sliced nashi pears, blueberries and orange segments over the top.
Stir the dressing ingredients together and dribble over the salad.


And do take a look at what others contributed for more inspiration for your Valentine's Day Jaffrey style!


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