Recipe by Vindhya Karwa – Cucumber & grapes salad with pistachio & feta cheese
Roasted Pistachios amplify the great crunch in this salad accompanied with cucumber in skin and wine-red seasonal grapes. The feta of course makes its presence felt and only just in this lovely mediterranean salad announcing to you, that summer is here.
You need ? 2 tbsp minced red onion or shallot 2 English cucumbers ? sliced thin
Bunch of grapes ? 1 tbsp chopped cilantro 2 tbsp feta cheese, crumbled 1/3 cup pistachios peeled 2 tsp virgin olive oil 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp kosher salt
Squeeze of lime
Let’s make it ?
1.) In a large serving bowl combine the cucumbers, grapes, onion, cilantro, virgin olive oil
2.) Top the salad with the feta cheese.
3.) Sprinkle the salt and freshly ground black pepper.
4.) Squeeze the lime juice and let it chill for a while.
5.) When ready to eat, pour in the pistachios.
6.) Enjoy the salad ?
.. Psst .. did you know that there is a World Pistachio Day to celebrate this amazing super food?
Vindhya was introduced to the aromas and textures of delightful vegetarian cuisine by her mother, who whipped up simple, fresh and delicious seasonal & regional recipes on the go, making do with whatever ingredients and spices available at home. Following the philosophy, she picked up from her mother’s kitchen, Vindhya now runs a vibrant and attractive food handle @Vinsplate on Instagram. Through a collection of simply constructed, healthy, flavor-packed and artistically put-together plates of appealing authentic vegetarian and vegan food, Vindhya has quickly amassed a loyal set of elite followers drooling over her healthy, easy and delicious recipes. She began uploading her recipes on Instagram when she found ample time at hand during the lockdown, which became an instant hit because of the aesthetically shot photos and detailed recipes.
This self-taught home cook began her culinary journey with local ingredients sourced from her hometown, Nagpur. When Vindhya moved to South Mumbai in 2000, she startedexperimenting with ingredients and cuisines from across the world, cooking tasty & importantly healthy & nutritious vegetarian food. A creative soul at heart, Vindhya has brought together her love of cooking and art into her handle @Vinsplate. Her motto being “I bring taste, health & my art to my food,” she spends considerable time plating her recipes because for her, cooking and presentation are both creative processes that need innovation, experimentation, and patience.
Vindhya loves creating a culinary adventure each day in her kitchen, working with organic food, improving the nutrition profile of the meal, reinventing recipes to add more plant-based protein and increase the ratio of low glycemic index-carbs. She advocates healthy food habits that are sustainable and not a one-time affair.