Fire and Ice Salad often contains some sort of pepper (cayenne or jalapeno) to create fiery heat, and then combined that with super-crisp and thoroughly chilled cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions, to create a super-refreshing salad that both teases and cools the palate. I decided to take that concept, mix it up with the concept of a cucumber raita (a yoghurt and cucumber condiment/salad used to cool the palate in between hot curries) and make it my own!
Hence, I present…CREAMY Fire and Ice Salad!
I make my own preservative-free ranch dressing mix, and I used that as a base for the dressing, mixing it with sour cream, yoghurt, mayo, and a dash of lemon juice, for a refreshing salad that makes the perfect accompaniment to any summer meal.
This can easily be thrown together in 5 minutes, and then set in the fridge to chill until the rest of the dinner is ready. If you don’t want to make your own (preservative-free!) ranch dressing mix, you can definitely replace it with a store-bought package. You do you, boo!
CREAMY FIRE & ICE SALAD
A deliciously cool and creamy salad, perfect to serve alongside BBQ during the summer months!
- 3 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 English cucumber, chopped
- 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
- 3 tbsp. ranch dressing mix
- 1/2 c. sour cream
- 1/2 c. yoghurt
- 2 tbsp. mayo
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
Mix sour cream, lemon juice, mayo, yoghurt, and dressing mix together.
Toss with chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onion.
Chill and serve!
I mentioned my veggies for the week in the title to this post. I tend to buy whatever is on sale and whatever looks especially good. I just finished my weekly shop, so this week’s veggies are sweet potatoes, cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes, fresh spinach, and sweet peppers. I’m making Sweet Potato and Hummus soup, garnished with avocado and sour cream; Coleslaw, using my mum’s recipe (oil and vinegar based); Spinach Salad (IF the strawberries that I’m growing on my balcony ripen in time); and of course, today’s recipe, CREAMY Fire and Ice Salad. Given that I’m cooking for two but using family-sized recipes, I’ll have lots of delicious and nutrient-filled veggie dishes for the week!
Next Post: Probably something veggie-filled. Although I’m also craving some fruit. Watermelon smoothies, anyone?