Kachumber Salad

Kachumber Salad

This kachumber salad, a fresh chopped salad made from cucumbers and tomatoes, is an easy option for cruisers looking to add a healthy side dish to their lunch or dinner.

It also creates a cooling aspect to spicier Indian-inspired dishes you may like to try out, particularly if served with raita on the side.

Kachumber Salad Recipe


1 cup diced tomatoes
1 cup diced cucumber
½ cup chopped onions
½ cup chopped cilantro or parsley leaves
1 Tbsp. lime juice
1 Tbsp. chopped mint leaves or pinch of dried mint
¼ tsp. each of salt and pepper


Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl. Let salad sit for 15-20 minutes before serving. Seve with raitia (recipe below).


Raita Recipe


½ cup diced tomato
¼ cup diced onion
½ cup diced cucumber
1 cup chopped cilantro
½ tsp. cumin
2 cups plain yogurt
¼ tsp. each salt and pepper


Stir together the tomato, onion, cucumber, cilantro, cumin. Add yogurt, salt, and pepper and combine.

By Lori Ross, Southern Boating February 2019

More Indian food-inspo:

Mango Bellini

Shrimp Vindaloo 

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