Shredded lettuce salad

shredded lettuce salad

In the past couple of days, the weather has been brilliant. I love it when there is the sun to rise to in the morning and watch the colours dispel the darkness. A pleasant climate with a touch of cold weather is the one we have.
The mid-day warmth reminded me of summer barbecues. It is still a bit really, but I couldn’t resist the taste of the creamy salads that we have along with the grilled paneer or kebabs. So that’s exactly what we have here, a summer-perfect shredded lettuce salad, with a  small change. We have omitted the usual cream and sour cream and opened for the leaner, low fat, probiotic-rich, natural set, unflavoured yogurt. The flavours were spot on, in fact, the usual creamy heaviness being absent made this shredded lettuce salad spectacular.

 

Shredded lettuce salad

A refreshing simple salad of lettuce and sweet peppers with a yogurt herb dressing is perfect for summer, barbeques or the oen to add to a homemade burger.
Prep Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine diabetic friendly, gluten free, International, One pot, Summer
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • mixing bowls and spoons.
  • Cutting board
  • Knife

Ingredients
  

Salad veggies

  • 1 cup sweet pepprs jullianned.
  • 3 cups lettuce ( icerberg or Romaine)

For the dressing

  • 1/2 cup low fat yogurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp mixed herbs (dried)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika (or Kashmiri chilli powder)

Instructions
 

  • Into the mixing bowl add the ingredients for the dressing.
  • Whisk together till it forms a creamy smooth paste.
  • Add the shredded lettuce, thinly sliced sweet peppers into the mixing bowl.
    salad veggies
  • Toss the salad well to coat the dressing on the salad veggies.
    tossed salad
  • Serve the salad immediately.
    shredded lettuce salad
Keyword no cook recipes,, summer recipes
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

What more can you add to this salad?

The absence of the usual cream sweetness set me thinking that perhaps I can add in some raisins. If you happen to keep this salad for a while, the lettuce loses the crunch so if your BBQ gathering will run a little longer, chop up some nuts and add to the salad.
Oohh carrots,  yes, please. It is perfect to add to this salad, it will surely taste fantastic.
If you don’t have an iceberg, please Romaine lettuce works well. I could also suggest baby spinach.
That’s all that I could think of at this time. If you have any other suggestions I will love to try them.
If you are at our place for a BBQ, I am sure you will spot a big blue bowl of this. We will love your feedback if you try this at home. 

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veenaazmanov
7 days ago

Perfect salad with awesome dressing. Looks crunchy and colorful. Sounds healthy too.

Tavo
7 days ago
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Really dressing! It seems like such a healthy treat! I can’t wait to give it a try!

Bianca
Bianca
7 days ago
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Yumm such a nice and fresh salad! Love the dressing

Angela
7 days ago
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Love how simple the salad is. Great for sides or even topping burgers or tacos. Thanks for the great recipe!

Biana
Biana
7 days ago

Looks delicious! What a great idea for a healthy salad to serve with chicken or beef.

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