Monday, 20 July 2015

Boiled Peanut Salad

Hope you are having a great start of the weekdays! I have mixed feeling on Mondays, sad because weekend is gone and excited because life is back on track...hehe!! If weekends relax you, weekdays keep you going and organized. Well, now about the salad. Salads are not only healthy but they make you feel healthy also. The more I try salad recipes, the more I fall in love with them. I don't about others, but I feel so good after having salads, it changes my mood. This salad has boiled peanuts. I never tried boiled peanuts until 2006, and since then I use them often. Peanuts are one of the tastiest heart-healthy super food. They are rich in vitamin E, proteins and minerals like magnesium, iron, zinc etc. With all the fresh ingredients, this salad is super tasty. So, try this some day and cook the natural way! Hope you like it!!

You need
1 1/2 cup Raw peanuts
1 cucumber (thinly sliced)
1-2 carrots (peeled and thinly sliced)
1 beetroot
handful of mint leaves (chopped)
2 tablespoon dried black currants

For dressing
2 tablespoon lemon juice
juice of 1 orange
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon roasted cumin seeds
2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
salt and pepper (to taste)

1. Boil raw peanuts in salted water till soft for 15-20 minutes (they will be soft yet firm). Drain the water and let the peanuts cool completely.

2. Also, in another pan, boil beetroot in water for 5-8 minutes. Drain the water and cool completely. when cooled, cut the beetroot in half, then again in half and then thinly slice them.

3. Prepare the dressing by mixing all the dressing ingredients. Keep aside.

4. In a salad bowl, add peanuts, carrots, cucumber, beetroot, mint leaves and black currants.

5. Pour the dressing, season with salt & pepper and toss well.


Serves 6


  1. So healthy and so yummy. Wonderful that you put up such a delicious salad with raw peanuts and veggies and such an interesting dressing. I loved it.

  2. So healthy and this

  3. healthy and yummy. loved it! I am seeing all my favorite recipes today:)WOW

  4. Wow!!! Another great invention. Lovely.

  5. Replies
    1. Thanks Gayathri and welcome here!!

  6. Lovely healthy salad..with a good addition of beetroot...awesome recipe

  7. Lovely healthy salad..with a good addition of beetroot...awesome recipe

  8. Lovely healthy salad..with a good addition of beetroot...awesome recipe

  9. I love peanuts, the salad looks good! :)

  10. Wow! boiled peanut salad? I love peanuts! And this one looks so healthy and divine, Puneet!

  11. This is like a summer in a bowl. Great recipe and lovely pics, would try it some day :)