Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pomegranate Cucumber Sesame Salad



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Pomegranates are being hailed as a super-food which can protect the heart.

Scientists in Israel have shown that drinking a daily glass of the fruit's juice can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

"Pomegranate juice contains the highest antioxidant capacity compared to other juices, red wine and green tea," said Professor Michael Aviram, who led the team.

This is good news, for antioxidants are the naturally occurring substances in plants that protect the body from free radicals - 'bad' chemicals in the blood.

Free radicals alter cholesterol in a process known as oxidation, which is thought to speed up the hardening of the arteries.

In studies at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, the juice of the fruit was found to slow down cholesterol oxidation by almost half, and reduce the retention of LDL.

That is the 'bad' cholesterol which forms atherosclerotic lesions, the fatty deposits which narrow the arteries and lead to heart disease.

"Antioxidants can protect us against the oxidative stress in our industrialised world, such as pollution, chemicals, viruses and bacteria, and consequently cardiovascular diseases and cancer," said Professor Aviram.


Pomegranate Cucumber Sesame Salad

Ingredients
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 2 tbsp chopped cabbage
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp extra vergin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp finely chopped green chilli
  • salt to taste
Procedure

In a bowl add the olive oil,honey, lemon juice, toasted sesame seeds with salt and mix nicely.
Now add the pomegranate, cabbage, cucumber and green chilli.

Toss well and serve chilled.

I am sending this salad to Pia wonderful event : Innovative Salads


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57 comments:

Pia said...

Its really heathy and lovely salad.

I would be really glad if you will add this salad to Innovative Salads event in mt blog

MiniBinoy said...

been looking for a new ,tasty and nutritious salad recipe ..thanx for sharing, dear..its a healthy nice combo indeed..

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very innovative and nutritious salad..

Roshan said...

i like the dressing used for the salad....

Arti said...

The best part of this salad are the variety of colors which makes this healthy food very tempting too!
Many thanks for sharing the wonderful health benefits of it!
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Prathima Rao/ Prats Corner said...

A tasty salad packed with nutrients!!
Love it..!!

Pia said...

thanks lot a for linking this yummy salad to Innovative salad event

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Premalatha Aravindhan said...

This is really an innovative salad...luks delicious...

Fuat Gencal said...

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Dwarka Restaurants said...

wow, very very innovative dear, love them

anamika said...

i love healthy food recipes...thank u so much for this:)

Raw_Girl said...

Thanks for dropping by and following me. This salad sounds like a winning combination. I love pomogranate but find cucumber only so-so...

Mina Joshi said...

We love pomegranates so I like your salad recipe very much!!

chitra said...

Love the deep colored pomegranates.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Healthy Salad... love the addition of sesame

harini-jaya said...

Hey thats a gr8 idea for a salad! very colorful and healthy!!

Pushpa said...

Refreshing and healthy and yummy salad.

Madhura Manoj said...

Healthy & colourful salad.

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Lena Rashmin Raj said...

so attractive...a healthy salad :)

Priya (elaichii) said...

Simple, yet nutritious and elegant salad!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Looks very refreshing

Satrupa said...

hi Satya,
How are u doing gurl ? The post about pomegranates was indeed very informative. The salad looks very refreshing and colorful.

Cheers,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Corina said...

A really refreshing salad. I should try and eat more pomegranates

Sowmya said...

Lovely red and green salad...great, healthy combination!

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aipi said...

Nice n refreshing combo..lovely colors too..

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savitha ramesh said...

healthy and innovative salad

Sharmilee! :) said...

All the ing that go into ur salad are my fav...sounds and looks delicious

Kairali sisters said...

YUmmy salad, i lov pomegranate...

Chitra said...

Nice combo.new to me ..will try..

Priya Sreeram said...

yummy crunchy salad--loved the sesame addition in it !

kanthi said...

Healthy and innovative salaad..

Ramya said...

Refreshing salad:-) Power packed as well:-)

Priya said...

Very delicious,refreshing and yummy salad..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Very healthy salad...tempting

Krishnaveni said...

refreshing salad, love it

Padma said...

Crunchy and delicious salad.

swapna said...

Refreshing and yummy salad...

Vidhya said...

Salad looks so refreshing I am sure that it taste as refreshing as it look.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Love the flavors going in there. Delicious looking.

Anu said...

Super salad dear..

Nandini said...

The salad looks very yummy and healthy.

Anshu said...

Wow...its so innovative...will try for sure..

Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy said...

Very heathy salad Satya especially with the pomegranate and sesame seeds.Love it

Claudia said...

Hi dear! Nice to meet you and thank you for visiting my blog! I love your web side too...and i've just became one of your followers! This salad is very innovative and healthy, i would like to tried it!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

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Rachu said...

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Malar Gandhi said...

Refreshing salad.

Shanthi said...

Healthy and nutritious

Ramya said...

I am soo happy to pass two awards to you.. Do drop by my space to collect the awards.
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Treat and Trick said...

Such a colorful and yummy salad! Thanks for great info about pomegranate dear....

Christy said...

What a refreshing and unusual salad - I love your use of the pomegranate and sesame seeds -yum!! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

Archana said...

Pomegranate looks great!

Vegetarian Zest said...

Very healthy, fresh looking recipe.

Easy Healthy Recipes said...

Really Refreshing salad :)

Nutrition Information said...

Greek recipes have no spice and salt but still they taste much better !!

Nutrition Information said...

Your salad have one thing which is missing some lemon pour will make it more tasty !!

Home Delivery Chennai said...

veg & fruits mixed health dish thanks many to share this recipe :)

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