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Coriander and tomato salad

Written By Reena on 30 Sep 2011 | 05:00

This is the perfect Indian salad for the Indian summer* that we are enjoying this week.  The lemon juice removes the bite from the red onions making it a zesty crunchy salad ideal with barbequed meat.

* Apparently this isn't really an "Indian summer"; the definition of a true Indian summer is an unseasonably warm, dry and calm weather, following the first frost.  Given that we haven't had any frost yet, this is just odd weather.  Regardless - I'm happy!

Serves 2-4

  • 1 small red onion - peeled and finely chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tomato
  • A small handful of coriander - chopped
  • Salt 
  1. Place the red onion and lemon juice in a bowl.
  2. Stir well and then leave for ten minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, dice the tomato, discarding any excess juices.
  4. After the ten minutes, add the diced tomato and coriander to the onions and stir well.
  5. Add salt to taste.
  6. Serve.

About Reena


  1. Just found this recipe online...going to make it tonight to go with a biryani!

  2. Hi Anon. It's very simple - I hope you like it. Enjoy your meal. Reena

  3. It was fantastic..easy to make and the whole family enjoyed it. Will peruse your site for some more inspiration.

  4. I'm really pleased! Thanks for letting me know. If you are looking for more salads then the 'Zesty, spicy, funky salad' is very good. Have a good evening. Reena