indian summer salad healthy ana's bananas blog meeha sodha diabetes friendly fresh

As I’m walking around the cookbook section in a bookshop a couple of weeks ago, a pop of color catches my eye – it’s the “Fresh India” cookbook by a lady called Meera Sodha. Indian cooking finally made simple and not taking 5 days of bending over the stove to make? Yes!

This summer salad  is refreshing and full of flavors (it originally also includes a spoonfull of sugar, which I leave out).

Enjoy it with a big appetite – it has a grand total of zero (0) calories, really.

Fun fact: I buy my bell peppers organic because peppers fall into EWG’s (Environmental Working Group) category of the dirty dozen. This is an annually updated list of the 12 most pesticide treated veggies & fruits.

Print Recipe
Indian Summer Salad
indian summer salad healthy ana's bananas blog meeha sodha diabetes friendly fresh
Course Side dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
side dishes
Ingredients
Course Side dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
side dishes
Ingredients
indian summer salad healthy ana's bananas blog meeha sodha diabetes friendly fresh
Instructions
  1. Dice fennel, onion and bell pepeprs into very small cubes, 1cm, the smaller the better (now there's a phrase we don't hear often).
  2. Half the cucumber lengthwise. Spoon out the seeds using a teaspoon. Then dice the cucumber into very small cubes, just like the rest.
  3. Chop up mint, coriander and green chili very, very finely. Mix up with lemon juice and Greek yoghurt.
  4. Mix everything together, sprinkle with nigella seeds and serve. Use leftovers for a light lunch the next day :).