Friday, March 23, 2012

Spaghetti Salad with Tofu, Chickpeas and Lemony Coriander dressing

The title of the recipe might look quite long but that explains everything there in the recipe.  This is a very simple recipe which can be made under 10 minutes and it's nutritious too.  As we know that tofu and chickpeas are very good source of protein, this is a good alternative for vegetarians.  In a way, it's better than meat.
   Regular intake of tofu lowers your bad cholesterol, it's also rich in calcium, so this would be a better choice for those who suffer from lactose allergy. There are numerous way to use this tofu, in soup,salad, smoothies, cakes, sandwich, gravies etc.... You can search online for tofu recipes and use it the way you desire.

Coming to chickpeas, which is again a rich source of protein, lowers your blood sugar level too.  This is also rich in dietary fibre, which helps to control your weight gain. This is also a good source of folic acid and iron.  If you would like to read more about tofu and chickpeas click here and here.


Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Serves 2

Ingredients:
Spaghetti- 300 g
Tofu- 100 g ( diced into cubes)
Boiled chickpeas- 100 g
Coriander leaves- 6 stalks ( washed and chopped )
Garlic- 3 pods
Lemon- juice of 1 whole lemon
Olive oil- 2 tbsp
Honey- 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste

Method:

Cook the spaghetti,rinse it off in cold water and keep it separately.  Grind together coriander leaves,garlic, lemon juice, honey, olive oil and salt.  Mix together the spaghetti, tofu and chickpeas in a large bowl.  Add the sauce and toss it up well until the spaghetti, tofu and chickpeas gets coated in the sauce. At the end if you wish you can add some freshly ground black pepper, I prefer to leave it as it is. This can be served as a meal by itself along with some extra salad if required.  You can pack it for lunch.  The good thing is, it taste good even when it's cold and you can make this well ahead of time and relax yourselves.

Note:
Along with coriander leaves, you can also mint or any other herbs of your choice.  If you are not a big fan of tofu and you don't want to use them as cubes,  crumble the tofu and use it in the recipe which taste even more better.

Linking this recipe with Summer spirit, Love Lock series- Legumes started by Vidhya, Beat the Heat, Say Cheese, Bon Vivant- Savoury, Dish it Out, Cooking Concepts- Vegan Diet, Healthy Morsels- Pregnancy, Summer Splash event started by Kalyani








43 comments:

Asiya Omar said...

WOW! What a picture! Looks amazing.

Preeti Garg said...

awesome and very healthy salad ....spl ur way to click...please share some photography secret with me....if u don't mind

Lav said...

simply delicious !!!

Princy Vinoth said...

i love this.fresh and easy.

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

So truly said; the name of the recipe speaks it all. :)
I have some spaghetti waiting to get my sight and attention, and now I know what to do about it. :)

kanan said...

such an easy and tasty recipe. loved it

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Love the beautiful vibrant colors here Ayeesha. Lovely shot with mouthwatering dish yumm :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Gorgeous looking salad. No need to look into the ingredients list after going through the title :-)

Az said...

wow... great combo... love the clicks!

Indulge said...

the picture speaks a thousand words, awesome picture and very eye pleasing colors. The Salad looks yumm.
Love Ash.

Kokila said...

Delicious and healthy salad.Thx for linking to the event

Rasi said...

loved the dressing.. looks great.. loved the clicks!

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Surabhi Nayak said...

Nice one.. Thanks Linking 2 Beat The Heat :)
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Vardhini said...

You always amaze me with your presentation :). Thanks for linking this yummy dish to the event.

kankana said...

This looks delicious. Any pasta recipe which can be cooked in 10 mins is always in my wish list!

Alpana said...

Awesome clicks & super yummy preparation.

Suja Manoj said...

Fresh and healthy one..looks awesome.

maha said...

pics r so cool n awesome......
Maha

Kalyani said...

looks delicious and yummy .....

Julie said...

Yummy yum,simply tempting salad..
You can link this to my event,dear..
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Sayantani said...

very refreshing flavours and light lunch for the summer.

Srimathi said...

What beautiful clicks.

Sumee said...

That looks awesome Ayeesha.. Love the lemon flavor in it. Thnx again for linking it up.. Keep them coming. :o)

Nupur said...

I love the ''All Green'' site oft his salad Ayeesha..

the use of green borderline on the pics has made it even more attractive to watch.. and offcourse your presentation is fab too...

Resh said...

healthy and yummy one...good job..thanks for linking it to my event :)

Follow foodie said...

Awesome salad!
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Ganga Sreekanth said...

Wow Looks awesome!

schmetterlingwords said...

Spaghetti looks awesome. I like tofu too a lot. The creamy coriander sauce would be perfect to go with it. Thank you for linking this to Healthy Morsels - Pregnancy :)

Farah said...

refreshing! bookmarked n cant wait to try it:)

Choc Chip Uru said...

Looks so fresh and delicious - I love the colouring :D

Cheers
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San said...

Ric and healthy salad to just eat on the go. Adding chickpeas is really nutritious.

manjooo said...

this is too good....such a healthy and filling salad...liked it...
tofu can be replaced with fresh paneer as well i guess...

lovely clicks

Raji said...

Love the fresh platter..looks like spring have arrived. Very yum recipe Ayesha and gorgeous picture as always.

anusha praveen said...

Authentic spring recipe but more a summer delight for me when i never am upto eating a 3 course meal loved the garbanzo addition!!

zareena said...

Nice and very nutritious too.

Saranya said...

wow..I ll try this recipe soon
Saranya
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Shilpakiran said...

presentation is good and spaghetti are my fav too.. thank u so much for dropping at my space .. very glad to follow ur blog .

Sravs said...

Super delicious and healthy salad !! Thanks for linking to the event !!

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Jaleela said...

wow nice recipe and super click aysha

Lecker and Yummy Recipes said...

How do u get all such beautiful ideas of presention ? Looks very tempting and Rashid liked this pic too :)

Rosh said...

Superb clicks! Love the sauce...gotta try it!

Kit @ i-lostinausten said...

Awesome recipe & looks really inviting! Love the gorgeous color too! :)

Corporate to Kitchen said...

what a lovely blog!mputh watering pics & recipes. Loved your food space!

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