Garam Masala Salad

By caramelizing onions and garlic in a little oil and a lot of flavor imparted by garam masala, the vegetables themselves become the dressing on this salad.

Simple, quick, yet packed with taste and a little spice, this salad goes well on its own as a snack, or as a base for a full meal, served alongside a protein and a grain.

Garam Masala Salad Recipe


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 2

Calories per serving: 131

Fat per serving: 8g

Garam Masala Salad Recipe


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbl vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 English cucumber, chopped
  • 5 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced


  1. Toss the onion and garlic in the vegetable oil in a deep-bottomed saucepan. Set the pan on the stove to medium-high heat. Sprinkle the garam masala and salt over the cooking vegetables and fry for 3 to 5 minutes, until golden brown and caramelized.
  2. Remove the cooked vegetables from heat. Allow to cool completely.
  3. Add the cooked onions and garlic to a large bowl with the chopped English cucumber and roma tomatoes. Drizzle with lemon juice and toss until evenly distributed and coated. Serve immediately

Nutritional Information

Calories: 131
Fat: 8g
Carbohydrates: 15g
Protein: 3g