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Spiced carrot and broccoli salad

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Spiced carrot and broccoli salad

Serves 4 15 min
This Indian-style vegan salad has a good contrast of tender steamed broccoli and crunchy raw carrot. It goes well for a light lunch or dinner with grilled halloumi (or paneer cheese if you can get it). Or eat it with tandoori chicken and rice.


  • 300g broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 4 carrots, peeled and very finely sliced lengthways into thin ribbons (use a veg peeler to do this)
  • 2½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • handful fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 5 min
  • Step 1

    Steam the broccoli for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and transfer to a large bowl and add the carrots.
  • Step 2

    Heat the oil in a small pan. Add the mustard seeds, garam masala and cumin, and fry gently until the mustard seeds start to pop.
  • Step 3

    Remove from the heat and add the lemon juice and fresh coriander. Season to taste.
  • Step 4

    Pour the dressing over the veg and serve while the broccoli is still warm, or cold.

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