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Tomato & Onion Salad

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This tomato, onion and mint salad recipe is the one you’ve been asking for!

tomato, onion and mint salad

Crisp and crunchy… A must have side dish

You know that side salad that is served at most Indian restaurants? That’s right, the one that is often served with pappadams and/or nice and cold beside a spicy kebab or samosa. Well this is it.

No, it’s not difficult. You might wonder why I even bothered to type the recipe.

The thing is, I’ve been asked for a good tomato, onion and mint salad recipe many times. I’ve finally got around to typing it.

This is a quick and easy salad served with many different Indian dishes. It’s very popular at British Indian restaurants so you could say my site just wasn’t complete without it.

A more traditional way to make it would be with fresh mint leaves. This is the British Indian restaurant (BIR) version, however so I use mint sauce. Coleman’s will do just fine. No, that’s not an advertisement for Coleman’s, it just happens to be the brand I use.

Give this crispy fresh salad a try next time you have kebabs on the menu. You’ll be glad you did. Sometimes it’s the simple things that make a good meal into an awesome curry feast!


Yield: 4

Tomato, Onion And Mint Salad

Tomato, Onion And Mint Salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 5 tennis ball sized fresh and firm tomatoes - thinly sliced
  • 1 onion - thinly sliced
  • 2 green chilli peppers - finely cut (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon mint sauce
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped coriander
  • Juice of one lime or lemon
  • Rind of one lime or lemon - finely grated


  1. Mix all of the ingredients.
  2. When grating the lemon/lime rind, be sure only to grate the outer coloured part. The one rind is bitter.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Allow to sit for 15 minutes before serving.

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