Summer is definitely here, and, boy! it is here with a bang.
For me summer is all about simple and light food. Something cool. Yet something that is healthy and is going to keep me full for a long time.
I HATED spinach as a kid and i totally regret my decision of not eating it for almost 15 years of my life. So these days I tend to use a lot of spinach for the same reason and of course because it’s amazingly HEALTHY.
Sweet corn is my weakness. And cottage cheese.. well let’s not get there or we’ll be on a detour from our actual recipe.
This is the easiest salad to make. You can store and eat it for days or the times when you get those hunger pangs. It tastes AMAZE when chilled.
- Spinach – 1 bunch
- Curd – One – 1/12 cups (hung curd preferably)
- Garlic Cloves – 4 (finely chopped)
- Corn – 250 grams
- Cottage Cheese – 250 grams
- Olive Oil – 4 table spoons
- Salt – to taste
- Oregano – to taste
- Pepper – to taste
Method (IT IS EASY PEASY)
- Fill a pot with water and let it boil. Once it starts boiling add in the corn kernels. Add salt and half a spoon of olive oil. Put off the flame and cover the pot.
- Dry roast the cottage cheese in a pan till it’s golden brown on both sides.
- Wash the spinach and soak it in water for 10 minutes. Divide the spinach in two parts and saute it with one spoon olive oil. Cook it till is shrinks. Add 1/2 a spoon of sugar in this step to retain the color of the spinach and to reduce the bitter taste. Refrigerate the spinach.
- For hung curd, place a filter on a vessel. Pour the yogurt and forget about it for about an hour. Once the whey is separated, add chopped garlic, sauteed spinach(before adding the spinach, drain out the excess water from it and finely chop the them), salt, oregano and pepper to it. Mix well and refrigerate it.
- While serving, mix the corn and cottage cheese with spinach dip, here using the spinach yogurt as a dressing for corn and cheese.
- Or you can always use the dip with nachos or pita bread of course along with the veggies. You’ll feel less guilty that way 😉
TIP – Add in bell peppers to make it yummier.