Garam Masala Salad Recipe

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Garam Masala Salad

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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
Yield: 2 servings

Garam Masala Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 onion, large, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp 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

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 147Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 80mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 4gSugar 9gProtein 3g

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