Fresh Mint Leaves. Cucumber. Curd. being the main ingredients of this recipe led me to name it Summer Coolant Salad. Pasta gives body to the salad, peanuts give the salad a nice crunch; whereas, the rest of the ingredients enhance the taste of the dish. It is refreshing and at the same time very nutritious.
Step 1: Collect Your Ingredients
2 cups cold cooked durum wheat pasta (I’ve used Chifferi Rigati), 1 cup sweet corn kernels, A handful of fresh mint leaves, ½ cup finely diced cucumber, 1 finely chopped de-seeded green chili, 2 tbsp crushed peanuts (add more if you like), ½ cup curd, chili flakes, freshly ground black pepper, salt for seasoning, juice of 1 lemon
Step 2: Prepare the Dressing
Add curd and mint leaves in a mixer grinder and blitz. Add in a little seasoning too at this time along with lemon juice and 1 tsp olive oil.
Step 3: Combine Well
Pour the mint dressing over the salad and sprinkle the leftover seasoning. Toss well.