Froot de la health

Published Nov 10, 2017, 12:26 am IST
Updated Nov 10, 2017, 12:27 am IST
Before the end of year celebrations begin, here are some salads you can rustle up to detox and get healthy.
Olive and Peppers Salad
 Olive and Peppers Salad

Olive and Peppers Salad

 1/2 cup ripe olives
 1 red bell pepper (chopped into 1/4-inch cubes)
 2 capsicums (cut in roundels)
 1 cucumber (seeds removed and cut into 1/4-inch cubes)
 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
 1/4 cup garlic-infused with olive oil
 Salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste


 In a medium bowl, toss olives, lemon juice and make vinaigrette.
 In a plate, arrange roundels of capsicum, sprinkle lemon juice and olive oil.   Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
 Right before serving, pour vinaigrette over olive mixture and serve.
— Recipes courtesy Chef Thayanithy 

Fruit Cube Salad Fruit Cube Salad

Fruit Cube Salad 


  •  Watermelon
  •  Cantaloupe (rock melon) or other sweet melon
  •  Kiwifruit
  •  Pineapple
  •  Marshmallow (optional)
  •  Garnish items like mint leaf, crushed nuts, sesame seeds or   cinnamon


  •  Use fruit that will survive being cut into cubes and won’t   brown.
  •  Using marshmallow will add a soft textured sweetness to the   finished cube.
  •  The cubes work well at around 2.5 cm/1 inch each. Cutting   well-shaped cubes is what makes the whole cube work well.
  •  Use a sharp knife for clean cutting.
  •  Make a row consisting of three alternating cubes. Alternate so that no adjacent cubes are the same fruit.
  •  The base should consist of four sides of three cubes each side.
  •  Make two more layers in the same manner. The cube is   complete.
  •  Place a mint leaf on the top as a garnish. Sprinkle crushed   nuts, sesame seeds or a spice like cinnamon, as preferred.
  •  You can serve this as a single cube for everyone to share   from, or you can serve  it as a single serve cube for each   diner.