Cucumber Ribbon Salad with Yogurt Mint Dressing

Fond of Salads? Try my new Cucumber Ribbon Salad which is the easiest salad ever. Ready in less than 5 mins….This Salad totally is worth a try.


Hello Lovely Readers,

Its weekend and I am just too lazy to make something fancy. I don’t understand: but the fact is I like cooking on weekdays. Just the thought of weekend makes me Lazy. 😛 Also, I think my creativity works the best when I am alone and cooking. I like my space in the kitchen to cook. So yeah, I love cooking on weekdays. It just makes me really happy. I have thought of a few new recipes this week. I hope they come out well and I can share it on the blog.

P.S- Weekends are the best for lazy and easy cooking.


I am not a SALAD fan. I like it once in a while. Also I like eating my veggies just like that instead of putting it all together in the form of a salad. So yeah…Here I am with my first salad recipe on the blog. Actually this new addition is due to my sisters desire for me to make various salads. She is very fond of them and she really has encouraged me to try a lot of salads. So you will definitely be reading a lot of salad recipes coming on the blog.

This Cucumber Ribbon Salad with Yogurt Mint Salad is the easiest salad ever. The ingredients that are used are not very fancy. I believe you can find them at your kitchen on a day to day basis. It is really easy to put together and comes out amazing. Also, I have sliced the salad in the form of ribbons which look really gorgeous. The sprouts just enhance the taste and the health quotient of the salad. It adds that crunchy-ness to the Salad and goes really well with the dressing.

Screenshot_2014-09-12-00-37-39-1_wmEven if you are a kid, or a beginner  in the kitchen, this one is really easy. Anyone of you can make these. Its best for a hot a summer day. I had them for lunch and it was really nice. I have here used a Yogurt Mint Dressing. You can also go ahead and use a regular lemon dressing for the same. It would taste good with a Lemon Dressing too but turn out to be the best with this Yogurt Mint Dressing. This dressing is really Universal and you can use it for a lot of other salads or as a dip. Will be doing a post for the same too.


P.S- If you are not a Salad Fan, try these. I am sure you would ❤ them. 





For the Yogurt Mint Dressing:

  • Greek Yogurt- 1/2 cup
  • Olive Oil- 2 Tbsp
  • Lemon Juice- 1  1/2 Tbsp
  • Salt- To taste
  • Pepper- To taste
  • Chat Masala- 1/2 Tsp
  • Green Chilli- 1 Finely Chopped
  • Mint Leaves- 5 to 6 Finely Chopped
  • Sugar- 1 pinch

For the Salad:

  • Cucumber- Ribbons( Cut with the help of a peeler)
  • Sprouts- 1/2 cup
  • Pomegranate- 2 Tbsp


1.  In a bowl mix all the ingredients under the heading of the Yogurt Mint Dressing and keep aside to chill in the refrigerator.

2. Add cucumber ribbons, sprouts and pomegranate in a bowl.

3. Add the dressing and top with a few mint leaves.

4. Serve Chilled.

Your Cucumber Ribbon Salad with Yogurt Mint Dressing is now Ready.

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Orange And Banana Smoothie

Take this smoothie, lie back in the sun and taste the fruity, refreshing and zingy flavors of this summery sensation.Gorgeous, Refreshing, Sweet and Summery.

I love Smoothies for Breakfast and the combination of Orange and Banana is wonderful. My Orange Banana Smoothie is a perfect breakfast drink and an amazing kick start for your day. The count on the calories is less…but is loaded with nutrients. This drink is perfect for your diet plan and helps you shed off that extra fat. Have this for your breakfast and you keep full for really long.

Christmas, New years, Birthdays, And all those sweets and hot chocolates in winters add on that extra line of fats to your waistline. The problem comes during summers when all those jackets and sweatshirts are gone to hide the extra fat. No crash diets but just try and eat healthy. This gorgeous smoothie is apt for my diet and I am trying to shed off those extra kilos. 🙂

Smoothie 1

Summers are here!! And so is the need to keep drinking lots of liquids  to keep yourself hydrated all day.


I also love it so I absolutely had to share it with you.  It’s a really easy smoothie to make with the ingredients most people generally  have lying around their homes, oranges,yogurt and bananas, the most common ingredients.  Who would have though it would taste so good with these standard ingredients.  A little bit of ginger here and a squeeze of lime juice (or lemon juice) there makes all the difference. The choice is yours. 😀

smoothie 2


Serves: 4

Making Time: 10 mins

  • Low Fat Yogurt- 1 Cup
  • Fresh Orange Juice- 2 Cups
  • Banana- 1 1/2 (You can use frozen Bananas too)
  • Flax Seeds- 1 Tbsp
  • Honey- 1 Tbsp ( You can use Sugar too)
  • Dash of Lime and Ginger


1. Blend all the ingredients together in a Food Processor.

2. Blend for about 1 minute.

3. Add Ice Cubes and blend until smooth.

4. Pour out in a glass and Enjoy!!!


Sit back and enjoy your drink.

* If you wish to make a green smoothie add a handful of spinach or kale .

* You can add sugar if you dont like honey and dont mind the calories 😉

* Dash of ginger and lime adds that extra flavor but its completely optional.

Enjoyy Drinking!!




Fruit Parfaits

Hellloooo Lovely Readers 🙂

Are you looking for an easy, fast, delicious and healthy breakfast option? Are your children or siblings not eating fruits…….. which you want them to? Do you find it difficult to make a healthy yet delicious breakfast when you are running short of time?

Well if Yes…………. The answer to these queries is the most easiest and healthiest breakfast option: “FRUIT PARFAIT”


Breakfast is the start of the day and you want it to be amazing…… Isnt it? Its reallly annoying when you wake up to a breakfast you don’t like…………………. Well, i get super annoyed. I have been trying to make really fun breakfasts these days….that are so gorgeous looking that it just makes your day 🙂

Hellooo…. Aren’t all of us bored with the routine- Milk, Cornflakes, Breads, Toasts, Butter, Pancakes etc??????There has to be something different!!! All of you will agree to this 😛 …. So to your rescue i will be posting a lot of easy yet healthy breakfast options that would make your day…. This is the first one i am posting in this categoryy…….

Whenever we look at something like the picture posted above, we are too scared to try them. It just shows so much effort must have gone in….But trust me it is super easy to make….. And the best part is , with everything available in hand you can make them any time of the day you want to!


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we want to add as much nutrients as possible to this. Fruit Parfaits are full of nutrients from all raw ingredients and the best part about them is that you can make it the way you like………….. Isnt that cool? The fruits can be of your choice… the Yogurt can be of your choice and you can even carry them in plastic cups for work or school…… … It fulfills the urge of a dessert tooo.. but yeahh… A healthy dessert i must say 😛



Serves- 4 to 5

Prep Time- 30 mins

Presenting Time- 10 mins

  • Biscuit Crumbs- 1 cup
  • Vanilla Yogurt- 3 cups
  • Castor Sugar- 2 Tbsp
  • Salt- A pinch
  • Chocolate Chips( white/dark)- 3 Tbsp
  • Sprinklers- 1 Tbsp (Optional)
  • Fresh Fruits Diced
  • Mixed Granola- 1 Cup



  1. In a food processor, grind the biscuits and granola together. If you like it crunchy you may skip grinding the granola in the food processor.
  2. Line your service glass with a layer of this mixture.
  3. You may add chocolate chips to the mixture too…. Its completely your choice..( I like mine a lil chocolatyy 😉
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  5. Once you have lined your serving glass with it… Allow it to cool in the refrigerator for about 15 mins.
  6. Now you gotta start layering the yogurt and the fruits one by one.Add a pinch of salt and sugar to your yogurt to enhance the taste. This is entirely optional. Create as many layers as you like.


7. Add sugar to citrus fruits so that they dont taste too sour.


8. Layer with the fruits you like and use your creativity to make it look beautiful.

9. Top with chocolate chips and sprinklers to give it an additional taste .


Your healthy and easy breakfast is now ready. :* 🙂

*The biscuits can totally be of your choice. You could use digestive biscuits, bourbon biscuits, oat cookies, chocolate cookies or any other flavor and texture of cookies you like.

* Using chocolate chips and sprinklers is optional…. Its entirely your choice. They just add a little more flavor to your parfait.

* You can use any yogurt of your choice. Vanilla yogurt is not compulsary.


Hope you enjoy making them….. Do contact me for any queries…. I would love to answer them.

Enjoy Cooking 🙂