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Quick and Easy Salad

In Low Fat, Under 30 min!, Vegetables on October 13, 2006 at 10:48 pm


This is a quick salad to make. A good companion to different cuisines whether Indian, Italian, American, or even Chinese. In fact, it is inspired by Kylie Kwong’s tomato salad from her TV show Cooking with Heart and Soul, which I love watching. I have already made it thrice for dinner this week–just tomatoes (yum!), tomatoes and cucumber (no onions, as requested by TH), and then as per this recipe.

The simple recipe is versatile. Today I added a few cabbage leaves (chiffonade) and some cilantro as well. The taste is in the freshness of the ingredients with the fresh cracked pepper being of essence. Do not use pre-ground pepper. You could add torn spinach, iceberg lettuce, carrots, radishes…Makes a wonderful colourful addition to the meal. Simplicity at its best.

Crisp Green Salad
inspired by Kylie Kwong’s Tomato Salad

2 cucumbers, peeled and chopped in 1cm dice
2 firm tomatoes, diced
1 small onion, chopped (you may use spring onion, as I will tomorrow!)
2 cabbage leaves, rolled up and thin-sliced for chiffonade (or spinach leaves)
1/2 t sugar
1/3 t salt
a good grounding of fresh black pepper
1 T chopped cilantro
a happy pour of extra virgin olive oil
juice of half a lemon

Serve with roti-subzi, rice and curry, tomato-ey pasta, bread and soup…whatever.

tomato salad

  1. Nice! And i do like Kylie Kwong except when she’s playing around with some gory creatures from the sea ahahahaha – after all Kwong (on Travel living) and Jamie (on Zee studio) are my only dose of dose of good food shows to substitute my withdrawal symptoms from Food network 😀
    I like the way she cuts her tomatoes into petals :)Pre diwali chores have kept me so occupied that I have neither blogged or checked other blogs in quite a while!

    Get into the kitchen and show me some of those Tambram things from my school days…I keep wondering if something has gone wrong with blogger that your blog is stuck on the coriander chutney! 😀  Maybe somequick ones?

    I luuuv Kylie and her happy talk (and the way she so matter-of-fact-ly handles her sea creatures)! She obviously is passionate about what she does.

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  3. ooh I love tomatoes and we do have this salad , only without leaves – but I shall try some iceberg tonight. The pic of the salad bowl is lovely.
    And Kylie Kwong’s show is superb – the recipes easy and her banter great .

    Love her banter! Her adjectives especially!

  4. […] Tomato Salad (inspired by Kylie Kwong’s recipe; another version here) […]

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