Burst of Colors: Tomato Onion Cucumber Salad

Last weekend was a glorious one (how many times have I said that in my earlier posts). The weather was perfect; not too hot or cold and all that accompanied with a beautiful sunshine. This natural setting woke up the food blogger in me and transformed me into a food photographer. That prompted me to walk around the house with the camera dangling around the neck trying to capture pictures of this tomato onion salad and other dishes in different angles, varying amount of sunlight, different backgrounds etc. This went on for almost half a day and 45 pictures later I was still not happy with the pictures.


With everybody else’s stomach rumbling I somehow managed to tactfully ignore the snarls from the other people in the house. Thank God I am nowhere allowed near the house weekday mornings or everyone else would have been left starvingJ


This addiction to blogging and picture taking made me think about life before blogging (LBB). Even though not so long ago that seems like a distant memory now and I wonder how I spent my free time. But now, what ever free time I get after managing my work and family I spend in food blogging.

Amidst all these, if you are wondering what I am trying to say and asking where the recipe is, then here it is in just a minute. OK OK I was just trying to take stock of my life. After all this is an easy salad to make and I need something to fill up in the space isn’t it? J This is an easy, healthy recipe to put together and I make it for dinner.



  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small cucumber
  • Juice of a lemon
  • 1-2 slit green chillies
  • Handful of coriander leaves for garnish
  • salt


·         Peel the cucumber and chop into fine pieces. Chop the onion and tomatoes also.

·        Mix all this together; add salt, green chillies and the lemon juice. Garnish with coriander leaves.


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  1. SJ says:

    HAHAHA!!! I hate taking pictures of anything liquid like saaru. By the time I get it from my kitchen to my so called studio-all the garnishing goes awry! This can go on lijjat papad no?

  2. Soma says:

    Spring shows in your picture:D Beautiful!

    An all time favorite salad.. back in India when we were small, there were no fancy salads, but my mom made sure we had this everyday with meals,when ever tomatoes were available..otherwise just cucumber & onions. Still love it! & Still make it with meals.

  3. Uma says:

    That’s the magic of food blogging 🙂 It makes us run with the dishes all around the house to take good pictures! The pics came out so gorgeous and colorful RC! Nice spring colors. An easy and filling salad!

  4. aquadaze says:

    Oh you are so right about the blogging bit…now everytime I make anything, the pictures get taken before anyone can start eating!
    And these pics are amazing btw 🙂

  5. Alka says:

    My most fav.(only fav…lol) salad….infact when my hubby came back India, few years ago, from a trip to US,he came back raving about the Salsa…when i searched it on net..i was like…Uhhh thts the same salad we make at home just with a tad different dressing…and yet my hubby never agreed 🙁
    The pics look so refreshing,and yeah blogging is addictive,spl. clicking pics….the rest of the world seems to stand still, while i click the pictures 🙂

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