Wednesday 6 January 2016


NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS, well they sound good, but need efforts, don't they? According to a survey, more than 60% of new year resolutions are related to health and fitness. So this month, I am going to share some recipes here which may help you to achieve your set health goals. Let's kick start the new year with something healthy, nutritious and of course tasty! This gorgeous coloured salad is easy with very simple and basic dressing and no oil. But the combination of roasted capsicums, raw vegetables and fruits and pickled chillies, they all together lift up the taste of this salad.

Sunflower seeds adds to its health benefits. Sunflower seeds are a very good source of Vitamin E, magnesium and antioxidants. Eating them on regular basis will improve your health. I eat roasted unsalted seeds as a snack! So do try them and cook the natural way!!

You need

2 medium capsicums (bell peppers)
2 medium tomatoes (cut in half and sliced)
1-2 onions (sliced) (optional)
1/2 cup green grapes (cut in half)
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon chilli pickle
1-2 tablespoon lemon juice
2 garlic cloves (finely chopped )
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon fresh parsley (chopped)
salt to taste


1. Roast the capsicums (direct on flame or on grill) till charred. Keep them in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap for few minutes (this will help to peel off the skin easily). Peel the skin off and slice the capsicums. Sprinkle some salt and keep aside.

2. For dressing, mix chilli pickle with honey, garlic and lemon juice. Keep for a minute.

3. In a salad bowl, toss all the ingredients with the dressing. Season with salt and serve fresh.

Serves 2


  1. Roasted capsicums sound so good! Amazing combo of flavors :-)

  2. Happy New Year... Lovely dish to start the year...

  3. different & interesting to try.

  4. Very refreshing and healthy salad. It looks delicious. :)

  5. Happy New Year to you! Healthy Salad recipe. I liked the addition of sunflower seeds.