Jackfruit seed vegetable salad is healthy, easy and quick recipe. This salad is prepared using fresh vegetables of choice along with highly nutritious protein rich jackfruit seeds.
Jackfruit seed salad is wholesome healthy and tasty meal preparation.
Creamy tangy healthy and delicious salad bowl is prepared with staple pantry ingredients.
All about Jackfruit
Jackfruit the largest fruit in plant kingdom. Every part of the plant except the thorny outer skin can be used in culinary world.
In India these are available mainly during summer months however jackfruit seeds can be used even off season.
Jackfruit seed is one such valuable product from highly fibrous jackfruit pulp. These are highly nutritious with significant amount of protein, fiber and minerals, high in starch
Seeds are collected from ripe jackfruit pulp, sundried and stored for use during rainy season.
Many numbers of recipe use jackfruit seeds to prepare delicious dishes like chutney, podi, rasam, paratha, curries, salad, desserts.
Have you ever tried chopping the jackfruit like a pro, check this video, I am sure you will never worry about latex or difficulty in chopping these huge fruit.
So, the next time you chop a jackfruit do not throw away the seeds – powerhouse of nutrients. Instead use these to prepare this delicious healthy wholesome meal
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- What variety of jackfruit seeds can be used?
- How to cook jackfruit seeds?
- What is in this healthy jackfruit seed vegetable salad?
- Store brought vs homemade salad dressing
- Spices used in the recipe
- Which oil to be used in the recipe
- Lemon juice or vinegar to be used in the salad dressing
- How to blend the ingredients for jackfruit seed vegetable salad?
- How thick the ranch dressing should be?
- Easy homemade glutenfree vegan tahini paste
- Variations in vegetables used in salad
- Variations in tahini ranch dressing
- What is the consistency of dressing?
- How to store the salad dressing and its shelf life
- Can we mix the salad dressing immediately?
- Detailed recipe of jackfruit seed vegetable salad:
- How to make this recipe vegan?
- Can we store jackfruit seed vegetable salad?
- How to serve the jackfruit seed vegetable salad?
Salad using jackfruit seeds
Fresh vegetables with jackfruit seeds are mixed well with tahini ranch dressing. This ranch salad dressing is without mayo or mayonnaise and sour cream.
This makes the recipe even more healthy, low in calories and delicious!!!
Tahini ranch salad dressing is a modified version of traditional ranch dressing. The recipe of ranch dressing here is inspired from here
This elevates the flavor of dressing to next level. The creaminess of tahini ranch salad is so delicious and addictive.
This happens to be my kid’s favorite kind of salad dressing.
A little knowledge share on ranch dressing. Ranch dressing is typically from famous list of American salad dressings.
Traditionally ranch salad dressing mix are made of mixing sour cream or fresh cream, buttermilk, mayonnaise, and bright flavorful herbs.
Want to know something more on this evergreen salad dressing then check here
Over the years people have altered the authentic ranch dressing as per their needs and availability of ingredients in their pantry.
There are many versions of ranch dressing available now. Ranch salad dressing recipe without mayonnaise, without sour cream, then with Greek yogurt and finally without buttermilk.
If you love the flavor of tahini, then you will want to make this again and again.
Here in this post is the recipe of homemade creamy nutty tahini ranch dressing from scratch mixed with vegetables and cooked jackfruit seeds.
What variety of jackfruit seeds can be used?
Seeds from any variety of jackfruit can be used. But make sure you try to use seeds which are pulpy thick in size. This suits more for making salad.
How to cook jackfruit seeds?
Dried seeds can be used in this recipe. The outer cream skin of seeds should be removed and then cooked in advance before preparing the salad.
Jackfruit seeds can be pressure cooked for two whistles or cook them in boiling water for 15 to 20 mins until they become tender and soft.
Cool the cooked jackfruit seeds. Seeds can be chopped or used as whole in preparing the delicious jackfruit seed vegetable salad.
What is in this healthy jackfruit seed vegetable salad?
This vegetable salad is prepared using fresh uncooked vegetables except cooked jackfruit seeds.
Any vegetables can be used as per your choice and availability. Preferably fresh vegetables than frozen ones. This increases the nutritional value of salad.
Few of the ingredients I have used in this recipe and affiliate links are provided below
Cooked Jackfruit seeds
Homemade black pepper powder
Fresh dill leaves
Homemade Tahini paste
Salt as per taste
Store brought vs homemade salad dressing
Do you love to make your own salad dressing at home?
I always prefer to use homemade salad dressing as these are healthy and preservative free. These are much tastier than store brought ones.
This salad dressing is so easy from start to end that it finds it’s place in restaurants and available online too.
I am sure, you will probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry.
If you plan to make the salad dressing in your kitchen, then you have the complete control over the seasoning as per your taste preferences.
If you plan to make in your kitchen, surely you can tweak the amount of ingredients as per your preference.
Spices used in the recipe
The main spices used in this recipe is black pepper powder and garlic powder.
Crushed garlic is best substitute for garlic powder. My kids don’t like salads with bits of garlic so prefer adding garlic powder.
Which oil to be used in the recipe
Any refined oil can be used to prepare the creamy luscious tahini ranch salad dressing. I have used olive oil.
Since we add buttermilk and fresh cream, the recipe doesn’t require much of oil to give a creamy texture.
Lemon juice or vinegar to be used in the salad dressing
I have added a spoon of fresh lemon juice to the dressing, this gives the perfect balance. There are other options to lemon juice in this recipe.
Sour cream is one such, this also gives the perfect blend and taste to the dressing.
The other option is vinegar that can be used instead of lemon juice or sour cream.
How to blend the ingredients for jackfruit seed vegetable salad?
The ingredients listed in the recipe for salad dressing can be mixed well in an open mouth bowl using a hand whisker.
The other method of mixing is adding all the ingredients into mason jar or any airtight glass jar, close the lid tightly.
Shake well and tadaa!!! ranch salad dressing is ready to use.
How thick the ranch dressing should be?
Thick or thin ranch dressing is dependent on the usage. This dressing can be used for flavoring the salad or as dips for roasted vegetables.
Usually salad dressing is thin in consistency. However, while ranch dips are thick in consistency.
The consistency of dressing can be adjusted by adding extra buttermilk or sour cream. This gives a pourable ranch dressing.
Easy homemade glutenfree vegan tahini paste
I have used homemade tahini paste for this recipe. You can either prepare tahini paste at home or use the store brought ones.
I usually prefer to prepare tahini paste at home for hummus, dips or salads since it’s easy to make.
Tahini can be made easily at home. A small introduction to tahini paste. It is a condiment used extensively in Mediterranean and Middle eastern cuisine.
Tahini is typically made with sesame seeds either from hulled or dehulled sesame seeds.
The light color of tahini is due to use of hulled sesame seeds. However, if dehulled sesame seeds are used tahini paste turns dark in color.
If dehulled sesame seeds are used tahini paste tends to be slightly bitter to taste.
Here I am giving an easy way to make tahini paste in your kitchen.
Since you require only little tahini paste in tahini salad dressing, you cannot prepare this small quantity at once, so prepare few tablespoons of this paste, use and store under refrigeration for a month.
The tahini paste requires only three ingredients. Sesame seeds, any oil of preference and a pinch of salt.
- Firstly, dry roast few teaspoons of sesame seeds or use pre-roasted sesame seeds.
- Now dry blend the sesame seeds until they become crumbly mixture.
- Add few spoons of any refined oil (I have added olive oil) to this mixture and a pinch of salt. Continue to smoothen the mixture into fine creamy paste.
- Scrap the edges and tahini paste is ready to be used in any salad dressing or dips.
Variations in vegetables used in salad
Adding any kind of veggie is the flexibility of this recipes.
The veggies I have used like onion, cucumber, tomatoes, sweet corn and black olives are easily available.
The other vegetables that goes well with the jackfruit seeds are zucchini, parboiled potatoes, few nuts like almonds and walnut also make a great healthy nutty salad bowl.
Variations in tahini ranch dressing
The main variations to get creamy texture of salad dressing is adding mayonnaise, sour cream, greek yogurt or thick milk in addition or substitute to fresh cream and buttermilk.
Any fresh or dried herbs can be used to flavor the dressing. A combination of different herbs like chives, parsley and dill or single herb can be used.
Spices like pepper, paprika or ground mustard seeds can be used.
If you like to have more nutty taste to the tahini ranch dressing don’t hesitate to add in an extra spoon of tahini paste.
What is the consistency of dressing?
In this recipe the tahini ranch dressing is neither thin nor thick.
My family doesn’t like very thin dressings but if you wish to have a thin ones, add more buttermilk than mentioned in the recipe
How to store the salad dressing and its shelf life
Tahini ranch dressing can be refrigerated for a week.
Do not freeze the dressing, the water content freezes and forms crystals. When defrosted the salad dressing gets diluted. Therefore, it should always be refrigerated.
The shelf life of the salad dressing depends on the freshness of buttermilk, cream and tahini paste. Try use fresh buttermilk and cream.
I have used Amul fresh cream for this recipe which I have been using since many years.
Can we mix the salad dressing immediately?
If you want to serve the salad immediately, mix the dressing and keep the salad for atleast 30 minutes and then serve.
The other option is store the tahini ranch salad dressing for good 1 hour for the flavors to meld. This allows the infusion of flavors into the cream- buttermilk mixture.
Detailed recipe of jackfruit seed vegetable salad:
Here is a detailed recipe with stepwise picture of making this healthy and delicious salad.
This salad is prepared in two parts. The first step is preparing the salad dressing.
Take a mixing bowl or marson jar, add fresh cream, buttermilk.
Next add the flavoring agents like black pepper powder, fresh dill leaves, garlic powder or crushed garlic.
Next add the homemade tahini paste, oil of your choice. Salt and lemon juice as per taste.
In the next step, it is important to mix well or shake the marson jar with lid on. Perfectly whisk it well.
Set aside the tahini salad for an hour so that the flavors meld well. At this point if you prefer to use the salad dressing after some time, then refrigerate the dressing.
This keeps the flavors intact and remains fresh.
The second step is mixing the vegetables and tahini ranch dressing
The vegetables can be either chopped into cubes or small sticks. Mix in all the vegetables in wide mouth mixing bowl. Add few spoons of dressing.
Mix the salad well. Next while serving add the remaining salad dressing as per requirement and serve this delicious jackfruit seed vegetable salad.
How to make this recipe vegan?
In this recipe dairy products like fresh cream or buttermilk can be replaced with thick coconut cream or coconut yogurt.
I have tried with thick coconut milk in ranch salad dressing, this works out equally well so anyone wants a vegan option then please do try this.
Can we store jackfruit seed vegetable salad?
Jackfruit seed vegetable salad can be served immediately for lunch or dinner.
Add few tablespoons of dressing and refrigerate this if needed. Do not store for long hours since they leave out water and salad become watery and not creamy.
Later while serving the salad add the remaining dressing and mix well.
How to serve the jackfruit seed vegetable salad?
This healthy nutritious salad can be served either chilled or as it is at room temperature.
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Jackfruit Seed Vegetable Salad
Tahini ranch salad dressing:
- Fresh cream – 4 tbsp
- Buttermilk – 2 tbsp
- Black pepper powder – 1 tsp
- Dill leaves – 2 tsp
- Garlic powder – 1 tsp
- Tahini paste – 1 tsp
- Olive oil – 1 tbsp
- Salt as per taste
- Lemon juice – 1 tsp
Vegetables for salad
- Onion (chopped) – ½ cup
- Cucumber (chopped) – ½ cup
- Tomatoes (chopped) – ½ Cup
- Sweet corn – ¼ cup
- Cooked jackfruit seeds – ½ cup
- Black olive slices – 2 tbsp
- In a mixing bowl whisk together fresh cream, buttermilk, black pepper powder, dill leaves, tahini paste, garlic powder, olive oil, salt and lemon juice.
- Mix well the above listed ingredients and set aside for 1 hour so that the flavors meld.
- Next take the chopped vegetables in a bowl and mix well. Add few spoons of dressing and mix well.
- Next while serving add the remaining salad dressing as per requirement and serve this delicious jackfruit seed vegetable salad.
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