March 29, 2016

Butterhead Lettuce & Mushroom Salad

My today's breakfast is a complete healthy one which is filled with high nutrients ingredients like alfalfa, butterhead lettuce, broccoli and mushroom. Though the dressing sounds very simple, the salad tasted very delicious. Butterhead is one of the variety of lettuce family with soft leaves and buttery taste. In addition it is also rich in vitamin and phosphorous. Alfalfa sprouts which is called as "Kuthirai masal " in tamil has lots of medicinal properties like preventing cancer, lowers cholesterol, reduce inflammatory process in arthritis, good for weight loss, controls blood sugar etc. This can be used in salads and sandwiches. Apart from the given veggies, any healthy  veggies can also be included to make a meal healthy.

Ingredients :

2 Bunches Butterhead lettuce 
1 Bunch Ice berg Lettuce 
15 Cherry tomatoes
15 Mushroom, cleaned and sliced 
10 Broccoli florets, blanched 
2 Tbsp Alfalfa sprouts 
Balsamic Vinegar 
Salt to taste 
Freshly ground pepper corns  
1 Tbsp Olive oil 
1 Tsp Olive oil for sauteing

Method :

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and add mushroom followed by the blanched broccoli florets.

Toss and cook it for 5 minutes. ( Do not over cook )

Once done, remove from the flame and keep aside.

Add the chopped butterhead lettuce along with iceberg lettuce, alfalfa sprouts, cherry tomatoes in a big bowl.

Add the sauteed mushroom and broccoli to the salad.

Now add balsamic vinegar followed by freshly ground pepper and salt.

Drizzle one tbsp of olive oil and mix well.


Serving Options :

Serve it with fresh juice and bread toast.

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