Nutrient-Rich Ridge Bliss Salad

Who says (turai) ridge gourd can’t be tasty? With the zesty almond dressing, juicy pomegranate seeds, and a sprinkle of coconut, this dish is a party in your mouth that will leave you wanting more!”



  • 1/4 cup chopped ridge gourd
  • 10 almonds, roasted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon jaggery powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest (finely grate the top-most layer of the peel of a fresh lemon)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon rock salt

Salad Base

  • 2 cups round sliced turai (ridge gourd)
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped coriander
  • 1 cup thickly grated coconut
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds


  • 2 tablespoons almonds, roasted and chopped


  1. Place all the dressing ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Place all the salad base ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Pour the dressing over, and massage to combine everything.
  3. Top with roasted almonds, and serve.


  1. Rich in Nutrients: The salad contains ridge gourd, coriander, coconut, and almonds, providing a variety of essential vitamins and minerals.
  2. Heart-Healthy Almonds: Almonds contribute healthy fats, fiber, and vitamin E, promoting heart health and satiety.
  3. Low-Calorie Goodness: Ridge gourd is low in calories and high in dietary fiber, supporting weight management and digestive health.
  4. Antioxidant Boost: Pomegranate seeds add a burst of antioxidants, helping combat oxidative stress and supporting overall well-being.
  5. Balanced Flavor: The dressing, featuring lemon, jaggery, and black pepper, provides a harmonious blend of sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors.
  6. Gut-Friendly: Rock salt and the fiber content in ridge gourd contribute to a healthier digestive system.
  7. Vibrant Skin: The lemon zest and pomegranate seeds offer vitamins and antioxidants that may contribute to radiant skin.
  8. Gluten-Free and Vegan: This salad is suitable for individuals with gluten sensitivities and those following a vegan lifestyle.
  9. Satisfying and Filling: The combination of fiber, healthy fats, and protein from almonds keeps you feeling satisfied, making it an excellent choice for a light and fulfilling meal.
  10. Hydrating Coconut: Coconut adds a tropical twist while providing hydration and medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) for a quick energy boost.

Enjoy the Nutrient-Rich Ridge Bliss Salad as a refreshing and wholesome addition to your diet, promoting overall health and vitality.

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