For The Summer, A Taste of Fresh


For those still stuck in the grip of winter, commiserations.

For out here, nature has a habit of skipping seasons and we’re headlong into summer. No gentle easing in with a few weeks of spring thrown in. No sir. It was winter. Now it’s summer.

A saving grace, it’s just the beginning. So temperatures still hover around thirty (degrees Celsius). But the humidity is creeping up and that always means cold showers accompanied by a change of clothes. Frequently.

Which also means it is salad season.

There’s nothing like munching on a cold, crunchy, fresh salad to help temper the weather.

And it has got to be juicy. I like juicy salads. I like things that explode when you bite into them. I love.

For that, I tend to get picky. I get fresh. Of whatever. Organic, preferably. But fresh, always. That’s the only way to get things to explode when you bite into them.

For my first thirst quencher for the summer, I combined:

Mung bean sprouts, 50 g; Tomatoes, 3 large and juicy, quartered; Pomegranate seeds, 1 tbsp; Matki (Moth) bean sprouts, 25 g; Carrot, finely chopped, 2 tbsp; fresh Coriander, chopped, 1 tbsp; juice of 1 Lime; sea Salt, to taste

Toss it all together and crunch-munch-crunch away. The lime coated sprouts and tomatoes combine juicily beautifully and then you find that pomegranate gem and it rounds off a tart and sweet rush.

And it brings the body temperature down a few degrees too.

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4 thoughts on “For The Summer, A Taste of Fresh

  1. Daffodils are out, but still a nip in the air. We haven’t had much of a winter here, as in almost no snow worth talking about. I’ll still wait a couple of weeks before the salad making. Yours sounds really refreshing…when do the mangoes start?

    • Hey! Mangoes have started dotting the markets, but they’re frightfully expensive now. Will wait till the end of the month for prices to stabilize before the gorging begins 🙂

  2. Hi Sanjiv,
    20 degrees c here last week. Summer came early to Ireland too. Sadly, 3 degrees here this week. Winter has returned. Your pomegranate gems will have to wait a while….
    Best,
    Conor

    • Ah, so the weather’s been playing truant there too. Pity you’ll have to wait for those pomegranate gems 🙂

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