How about a low-calorie Veg Thai Salad that is an easy healthy evening snack and can be made vegan too.
Veg Thai Salad is an elegant salad that can be made under 10 minutes if we have already boiled chickpeas. As always, it doesnt require much ingredients. Just take a look of your kitchen shelves and you may grab the veggies available.
Initially, boiling chickpeas meant saving them for my husband’s favourite hummus. Now that I have made Veg Thai Salad, it means saving for that too.
So, I had made Choley the other day and as a ritual kept a bowl aside thinking that hummus can be made. When I finally took out the bowl, the chickpeas looked so tempting that I didnt want a hummus to be made.
So like my other on the spot recipes, this Thai salad was also made to end my cravings for savoury salad.
I got hold of veggies from refrigerator like capsicum, tomatoes. You may feel free to add cabbages, brocooli, beans, carrot and make a garden of your choice!
What was most loved about this salad was the hint of honey. I didn’t know that a spicy version could be made even if honey was added.
Yeah, you heard right Spicy!
I had added green chillies and a large teaspoon of red chilly too. A dash of peanut chunky butter brought this salad to another level of taste. Garnish it with greens like coriander leaves and add lemon juice for the tangy flavour.
Can I make it Vegan?
Sure !! It simple. You may eliminate the honey and instead Maple syrup or a vegan caramel sauce.
What can I replace Peanut Butter with?
Well, I love the flavour of Peanut butter in this salad. But if you dont like it, you may add Plain butter or Mayonnaise or sour cream.
I had planned this salad for a healthy evening snacks series. I had opted for Peanut Butter as its not just delicious but also rich in proteins and good fat. Weight planners would love this healthy substitute as it keeps you full for longer and helps you avoid munching on snacks!
A part reason of using chickpeas (Choley) is that I had left overs. Most importantly that I like the crunchy taste of Choley. One can use the black chickpeas (Kale Chane) in boiled form or sprouted as well.
I have always preferred home-boiled chickpeas for all my recipes and never used tinned products. Its an easy thing to do if we plan our meals.
So soak chickpeas for two hour in warm water (when making the same day) or overnight in normal water (when making next day). Dip two inch deep in water. Boil for two whistles on full and simmer for 15-20 min.
What’s the best time to have it?
The best time to have it is in between the meals. I have always followed the traditional eating methods and my breakfast has to be heavy. By heavy, it need not be stuffed parathas only. It shall have variety.
So having subji, chapati, curd or milk, dry fruits and tea with rusk makes me full. I avoid bread butter unless I am not feeling well. I made this salad around noon and we all had it just before lunch.
One can have it in evening as well. The idea of weight-loss shall be portion control and follow one rule: when you are hungry EAT.
Hope you enjoy this amazing salad!
Do share your views about it!!
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Veg Thai Salad | An easy recipe of Veg Thai Salad
- 1 cup Boiled Chickpeas
- 1 small onion
- 1 small tomato
- 1 small capsicum
- 2 tsp honey optional
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 2 tsp Red Chilly
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- few leaves fresh coriander leaves
- 1 tsp olive oil
- salt as per taste
- 1 small green chilly optional, chopped in small pieces
- Gather all the ingredients. Wash veggies under running water. For the chickpeas, soak overnight or two hours in warm water. Boil for two whistles on full and simmer for 15-20 min.
- Take a large bowl and all the veggies along with chickpeas. You may add any other vegetable of choice.
- Add lemon juice.
- Drizzle some olive oil.
- A hint of honey brings a wonderful amalgam of all tastes in the salad. Just remember never heat honey or add it to anything hot as it makes it toxic. So here all food stuff is of room temperature,.
- Add all spices and salt, green chillies.
- Add Peanut Butter and give a good mix.
- The Veg Thai Salad is ready. Enjoy It.
|Serving size: 1 bowl|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 4.6g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 0.6g||3%|
|Total Carbohydrate 27.3g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 7.8g||28%|
|Total Sugars 5.7g|
|Vitamin D 0mcg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.|