Cherry Tomato Crunchy Salad

The feeling of sadness slowly creeps in when it sinks in that the holy month is nearing its end. Every year, it comes with a lot of zest and then it passes away so fast, that you feel that you have not done your bit. The only way I viewed this Ramadan is going on a day by day basis. That was the only way I could have a bit of control over myself. I would review how I had done myself every day, and try my level best to do better at least marginally the next day. Sometimes, I do lag but I try my level best. I really do not know how well I have done, but I sincerely hope that whatever I have done, it has been entered into His Books favorably. I also wish that all the good deeds done by all of you during this holy month will be accepted... Aameen...

During Ramadan, there is too much emphasis on non-veg food, be it during Iftar or dinner time that unlike the other days, you crave for something that has no frills attached! Just a simple meal of puttu and kadala curry is what I crave for, but unfortunately lentils are not known to do much good to an empty stomach! Hehe... Sometimes, all you need is to have a simple salad just like the below with a couple of glasses of water and you wish to be done! But alas, you need to eat something heavier so that you have the energy for the 15+ long hour fasts... However, InShaAllah once done, we are already considering a dinner option of more soups and salads, so this easy one is definitely going to grace our tables more often!

Cherry Tomato Crunchy Salad
Serves 3


200 gm cherry tomato
1 pomegranate
1 apple
1 carrot
3 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
Salt and pepper to taste


Quarter the cherry tomatoes. Peel and take out the pomegranate seeds. Peel and chop the apple and carrot into small pieces. Combine all ingredients in a bowl seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

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