Kachumber (Indian Cucumber Salad). Bright, summery salad loaded with your favorite veggies. Tossed together with aromatic spices, this salad is healthy yet delicious. Perfect recipe for your clean eating menu!
Making fresh green salad from scratch is equal parts delicious and time-consuming. Yes, you know that salads are totally healthy – it’s why you need to incorporate them into your diet. So, if you are willing to spend some time chopping up a few veggies, you’re ready to take your first step towards eating healthy.
I really love this kachumber or cucumber salad because it’s simple and crazy delicious, and just the perfect addition to your healthy eating plan. It’s so refreshing and rejuvenating. The flavors are so simple yet addictingly good.
Cucumber is the key element in this kachumber recipe. Crunchy cucumbers, tangy tomatoes, slightly sweet red onions, spicy green chilies, and zesty and slightly peppery coriander (cilantro) leaves make the base of this green salad. Depending on your taste preferences, feel free to add more or less green chilies. Again, you can deseed them to reduce the heat.
In order to achieve the authentic taste, it’s important to add more flavor with aromatic ground spices. A good pinch of ground cumin and a sprinkle of red chili powder play a crucial role in elevating this simple kachumber to the next level. The earthy nutty flavor of cumin powder and the heat from red chili powder makes it so good.
With the amazing line up of distinct flavors in this recipe, all you need now is a touch of lemon juice, and a simple seasoning of salt and pepper. Oh so delicious!
This salad certainly looks and tastes summery, and of course, gives you that extra veggie boost.
For a twist, why not chop up an avocado and make avocado kachumber salad? Sounds amazing, right?
This salad doesn’t keep really well, so serve immediately. You can chop up the veggies in advance if you like, but add the spices and lemon juice just before serving.
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