Salads are powerhouse of all the essential nutrients and are very good for health. Check out easy recipes from a variety of salads.

1 medium raw papaya, peeled, seeded
5 small spring onions with greens
5-6 tender french beans chopped 1" long pieces
1/2 cup raw peanuts coarsely pound or crushed
2 flakes garlic peeled, crushed
1 stalk lemon grass finely chopped
2 fresh red chillies, finely chopped
1 tomato, inner seeds removed, thinly slivered
1 tbsp. soya sauce
1 tsp. sugar
salt to taste


Either slice papaya into inch long thin wafers, or grate coarsely.
Parboil beans till slightly tender, but not overcooked.
Chop spring onion greens finely, and scallions to thin slivers
Mix all ingredients, tossing with a wooden spatula, to blend well.
Keep covered and refrigerated for 15-20 minutes, before serving.
Serve as a crisp fresh salad, garnish with chilli or onion flowers.

Making time: 20 minutes

Makes: 2-3 servings

Shelflife: Best fresh