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Mixed Salad 8 With Fruits, Flowers And Edible Leaves

Mixed Salad 8 With Fruits, Flowers And Edible Leaves

Mamta Gupta

A fresh mixed salad makes a summer lunch special, as far as I am concerned. The type and amount of ingredients depends upon what you have available. Many plants and flowers in your garden are edible, make use of these. Add a little fruit from your fruit basket. I am just giving suggestions here, you can use almost any fruit/salad vegetable that can be eaten raw, in whatever proportion you want. You can eat it with or without a dressing. I tend to serve the Salad Dressing of choice on the side. You can just spice it up with salt and coarsely ground chillies/black pepper with lemon juice or with Chat Masala and lemon juice.

Below are listed some of the ingredients, just to give an idea. You can mix and match whatever you like. Edited August 2013


  • Beetroot, cooked and chopped/sliced/grated. Add just before serving to avoid colour seeping into other things. Or serve it on the side.

  • Carrots, chopped, sliced or grated

  • Cherry tomatoes or chopped & de-seeded fresh tomatoes

  • Cucumber, peeled and chopped

  • Green chilli, finely chopped (only if you like hot food, because chat masala is also hot)

  • Radish, red ones or white mooli

  • Red onion or spring onion, a small amount of, finely chopped/sliced

  • Fruits: Apple, Blackberries, Blueberries, Strawberries, raspberries, Cape gooseberries (Ras-bhari in India), Guavas, Kiwi fruit, Melon cubes or balls, Orange segments-seeds and membranes removed, Pear, Pineapple, Pomegranate, Watermelon

  • Flowers (petals part only); nasturtium, cucumber, pumpkin, courgette, chives, garlic, chicory, lavender, rose petals, rocket, radish, wild garlic etc

  • Leaves; different types of lettuce leaves in many colours, baby spinach, baby beet leaves, small radish leaves, dill leaves, Basil, coriander, mint, nasturtium, tender cabbage leaves etc, to name a few


  1. Clean, wash, chop, prepare the ingredients you want, to the size and shape you want. Place all salad ingredients in a bowl and mix gently.

  2. Serve with a dressing of choice.

  3. Also see Salad Selection.

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