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 Mixed vegetable salad
We think about salad recipes only when we think about diet or weight loss, Right?. Whenever I pack vegetable salad for Sendhil’s lunch box, his colleagues ask him “What Sendhil, diet aa “ ?? We all have this mind set. I too had the habit of eating salads only in buffet and banquets and I was making varieties of vegetable and sprouts salad recipes for Sendhil’s lunch only to cut down the intake of rice when he was under diet to overcome some health issues.

But nowadays, I have introduced salads in our daily routine just to consume raw vegetables in a healthy and tasty way. I must thank my friend Shalini for urging me to make salad by suggesting some easy & quick recipes.When I browsed for mixed vegetable salad recipes, I found most of them with celery & lettuce leaves. But I couldn’t get these vegetables in small shops nearby my house. So I tried this simple salad recipe in Indian style with vegetables we can get easily even in petty shops especially in India. I used just 1/2 tsp of olive oil for salad dressing which is completely optional. Other than this, this is a low calorie, basic, simple Indian vegetable salad which you can make in minutes. Do try this healthy, easy salad recipe for your kids and family. Stay healthy and fit !
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Indian vegetable salad recipe

Indian vegetable salad recipe Mixed vegetable salad recipe using Indian vegetables !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Salad
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes


  • Carrot - 1 no (small)
  • Big onion - 1/2 no
  • Tomato - 1/2 no (use deseeded)
  • Cucumber - 1/4 no (small)
  • Capsicum- 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Cabbage - 1 leaf (chopped or grated)
  • Coriander leaves - few
  • Salt - as needed
  • Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp (adjust)
  • Lemon juice - few drops
  • Olive oil or coking oil – 1/2 tsp

  • Wash and chop all the vegetables into small cubes. Deseed tomato n cucumber if you are packing this salad for lunch box because it will leave water. Else deseeding is optional. Add salt, lemon juice and pepper powder. Mix well. Lastly add 1/2 tsp of oil, mix and serve ! Adjust the quantity of pepper powder as per your taste buds ! Enjoy !


  • For variations, you can add a handful of pomegranate seeds to make it a colourful fruit and vegetable salad.
  • U can also add a handful of boiled sweet corn kernels.
  • If you are making for kids, try adding few pieces of badam, cashews and dates. It will give a crunchy taste.
  • This salad won’t leave water unless you add more tomatoes and cucumber with seeds.
Do check out my vegetable & fruits salad for kids and parties !

Try this easy, yummy, colorful salad recipe. U will love its simplicity and taste !

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Unknown said...

i can just finish bowls of it....

Home Cooked food said...

i can have this everyday and then i can eat a slice of cake.

Unknown said...

wow such an colorful and delicious salad :) I wud love to skip my lunch for this healthy bowl of salad !!

jaya's recipes said...

We have it almost every day!yummy salad!

Beena said...

Colourfull healthy salad

Torviewtoronto said...

yummy colourful salad

Lincyscookart said...

Healthy and colourful filling salad.

Anonymous said...

Healthy salad. Love those colors

Vikis Kitchen said...

Salads with Indian touch is always a delight for me. your salad looks very delicious.

Unknown said...

Healthy and delicious salad....

Unknown said...

colorful salad

Sona said...

healthy and colorful salad, would make a lovely light meal..

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Healthy, crunchy and colorful salad

rayan s said...

good. we put all the said ingredients in oven for 3 minutes; adding cumin seed powder and virgin olive oil one spoon. also we take 2 or 3 pieces of raw coconut with this.

Chitra said...

Good.Will try once as u mentioned.Thanks !

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S culinary said...

I make this today in my hotel

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Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing this quick and healthy Indian vegetable salad recipe, looks very colourful. I would love to try this one, as salads are very nutritious and can be prepared in just few minutes. For more such amazing salad recipes, visit iChef!

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This is an interesting salad dressing ideas. very cool and gorgeous

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Unknown said...

I like so much this kind of simple salad..but verry healthy 💗💗