Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Quick Veggie Salad

Simple is best. This is a simple, healthy, and quick salad which can be made in minutes with the veggies that you will always have in hand. This is my go to salad always. I don't make very specific dressings for salad every time. I like this kind which doesn't have any oil but at the same time gives a wonderful flavor with crunchy veggies. The lime juice brings out the flavors of the individual components.  

The movie of the month is "Peter Rabbit" in our #FoodnFlix group. Perfect choice for this month. As soon as we watched this, I decided to post this salad. Though I make this often, this was never posted in my blog. This simple no oil dressing salad is so easy and helps in weight management and staying healthy. When Peter rabbit recommends the salad with just a squirt of lemon juice and no oil dressing, I was determined to post this finally - apt for the movie of the month.

"Peter Rabbit", released in 2018, is a great movie to watch with the family. Peter Rabbit and his siblings trouble Mr. McGregor by stealing fresh veggies from the garden. They think the fresh produce is for them and when Mr. McGregor dies, they consider that the garden and house are their property and make a huge mess. The story takes a turn when they come to know that Mr. Mcgregor's great nephew (who also happens to hate rabbits just like his uncle) is inheriting the house. And ends with a happy ending. This is must watch with family and kids will enjoy watching with roars of laughter. 

Food'nFlix is a fun little group that gets together each month and watches the same movie at their leisure.  Once we watch, we create a dish that was inspired by the chosen film. Elizabeth of  Literature and Limes is hosting this month. If you want to participate in Food 'n Flix, Check out this month's announcement post at Literature and Limes, and drop by the Food 'n Flix site to learn more! Thanks, Elizabeth!

Coming to the food inspirations from the movie, there are lots of veggies, rabbit pie, sandwiches in the movie. The sight of  fresh veggies is always irresistible to me. And with these veggies, varieties of food can be made. I love fresh veggies and love salad. Like I said, with Peter Rabbit's recipe for a salad to healthy and fit, which happens to be my way salad making, this is my post for the food inspiration from the movie.

This delicious salad is best served immediately. This serves two as main and four as a side. Instead if lime juice, lemon can also be used. They both give wonderful citrus burst to the salad. Though this is my definitive quantity for the recipe, feel free to add veggies of your choice and make a wonderful salad.

I am also linking this to Souper Sundays by Deb of Kahakai Kitchen. Check her page if you would like to participate by sharing your soups, salads, and sandwiches.

Serves 2 to 4

Iceberg lettuce - 3 cups, torn
Carrots - 3/4 cup, shredded
Radish - 1/2 cup, sliced
Sweet peppers -2 or 3, sliced
Onions - 1/4 cup, sliced
Bell pepper - 1/2 cup, sliced
Cucumber - 1 cup, sliced
Tomatoes - 1 cup, wedges
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Pepper - 1/4 tsp
Lime juice - 2 tsp
Cilantro - 3 tbsp


Add the veggies into the bowl. Add salt, pepper, and lime juice. Toss gently. 

Serve immediately.


  1. This looks so incredibly fresh and tasty. Thanks for sharing with Food n Flix this month!

    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! Thanks for hosting this month.

  2. This salad looks so colorful, crips and vibrant! Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week!