Sunday, August 22, 2010

Plum Corn bread Salad with Cider Vinegar Dressing


A salad as good as a meal
Inspired by the Louisiana style corn bread salad, hearty corn bread,dry and fresh fruits,nuts,seeds ,baby greens and cherry tomatoes - this is the splendid low-calorie salad ,rich in essentially healthy ingredients.I skipped all the cheese and mayo and used the reduced cider vinegar dressing instead.The vinegar soaked bread gives a nice tart kick to the salad.One could also replace the cider vinegar with balsamic or rice vinegar.

Besides the other ingredients in the salad,the ancient acidic condiment - vinegar also has several health benefits unknown to many of us:
*Vinegar is good source of potassium,an essential nutrient.
*Aids in digestion,considered a good detoxifying agent
*Neutralizes the harmful substances in food when taken as drink before meals
*Helps in lowering cholesterol and blood pressure.And also maintaining blood glucose levels.
*Diluted vinegar drink ,taken twice a day can aid in weight loss and arthritis.
All convincing reasons to use it often in every day cooking.




Recipe : Plum Corn bread Salad with Cider Vinegar dressing
Ingredients
3 cups Jalapeno Buttermilk corn bread,cubed
2-3 fresh plums,seeded and sliced
2 cups baby kale or arugula
6-8 cherry tomatoes,quartered
3-4 dried figs,quartered
1 tablespoon pumpkin and sunflower seeds
1/4 cup dried nuts(cashews,almonds,pecans,pistachios or walnuts)

Dressing
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

Method
Heat the vinegar in a small saucepan,reduce to half its original quantity.Cool it.
Toss all the other ingredients in large mixing bowl.Pour the vinegar all over and toss again.Keep cool in fridge until time to serve.




The salad is my entry for WHB #248 ,hosted this week by Astrid of Paulchen's Foodblog

17 comments:

Anncoo said...

Love the color of this salad and very refreshing too.

Anonymous said...

A great salad...all the ingredients sound super healthy.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A wonderful salad! Very original.

Cheers,

Rosa

Priya said...

Very interesting and great looking salad..

Salsa Verde said...

Fantastic colours and it looks so healthy and delicious!
Cheers,
Lia.

notyet100 said...

looks yum,..

Umm Mymoonah said...

Very healthy, can have it any time of the day.

Curry Leaf said...

Innovative salad.Love theway you made the vinegary dressing

Satya said...

a wonderful salad ...looks awesome

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Pacheco Patty said...

Happy Birthday Yasmeen! Gorgeous and of course healthy salad, I love your blog and am sorry I've missed some of your posts, I will have to check them out,everything looks delicious here:-)

Pacheco Patty said...

Happy Birthday Yasmeen! Gorgeous and of course healthy salad, I love your blog and am sorry I've missed some of your posts, I will have to check them out,everything looks delicious here:-)

Swathi said...

I love the vibrant colored salad, dressing is awesome.

aipi said...

Colorful n refreshing..lovely salad!!

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Yummy Team said...

What a colorful salad!! Looks yum..

Shabs.. said...

Wow, thats a good one yasmeen. BTW i wanted to ask u one question seriously....I have come across this white wine vinegar, red wine vinegar and even champagne vinegar and many other here. As u used cider vinegar, i hope u would know the answer. Are these all vinegars halal?....do they have any alcohol content at all?.I feel cider vinegar wouldnt have any sinc eu have used them...but the rest of them?.I have come across many recipes using such vinegar but just dint use them thinkig they might contain alcohol..please let me know ok...

Joanne said...

Being the carb addict that I am, I adore bread salads! corn bread is by far one of my favorite types of breads...this looks fantastic.

Kerstin said...

I absolutely love this - such an inspired and creative flavor combo!

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