Tri-Colour Capsicum Salad -with a Thai inspired dressing

My husband loves his Capsicum. He can eat it every day and in any meal be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. So I try to find different ways to incorporate this versatile vegetable in our meals. 

Since we are inching towards warmer weather, the markets are full of colourful bell peppers (capsicum/bhopli mirchi). So I stocked up my fridge with these beauties. Here is a recipe for a 
Tri-Colour Capsicum Salad- with a Thai inspired dressing.

Tri- Colour Capcium Salad -with a Thai inspired dressing
Tri- Colour Capcium Salad -with a Thai inspired dressing

The ingredients you need for the salad are:

  • 100 gms green capsicum- roughly chopped
  • 100 gms red capsicum- roughly chopped
  • 100 gms orange capsicum – roughly chopped
  • 100 gms white onion/ spring onion – sliced
  • 25 gms of spring onion greens chopped finely
  • 25 gms coriander/ parsley leaves chopped roughly 

The ingredients you need for the salad dressing are:

  • 2 tablespoon of light soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon raw sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 green chilli/ birds eye red chilli finely chopped
  • 1/4 th teaspoon mint paste
  • 1 clove of garlic -finely grated (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • I am using soy sauce by a brand called Chin Su. This is one of the best soy sauces I have tasted. It has a hint of chilli and garlic in it. I picked this up from my recent travels to Vietnam. Hence I have not used any garlic. Feel free to use a clove of garlic finely grated in the dressing.
Chopped Capsicum
Chopped Capsicum

Method of Preparation: 

  • Roughly chop the capsicum. Then slice the onion and chop the spring onion greens if using.
  • Arrange it in a mixing bowl.
Add ingredients to the mixing bowl
Add ingredients to the mixing bowl

The method to prepare the salad dressing:

  • Take a small bowl and add the soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, minced ginger and garlic (if adding).
  • Then add the mint paste, salt and green/birds eye chilli.
  • Mix it well for about 30 secs and keep aside.
Ingredients for the dressing
Ingredients for the dressing
The dressing is now ready
The dressing is now ready
  • Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients and toss well.
  • The Tri-Colour Capsicum Salad- with a Thai inspired dressing is now ready to be served.
Tri-Colour Capsicum Salad- with a Thai inspired dressing.
Tri-Colour Capsicum Salad- with a Thai inspired dressing.

This salad can be great as an entree at any house party or part of a Sunday brunch. This makes an excellent fuss free work lunch.

Photography by - Sharvari P Mehan
Photography by – Sharvari P Mehan

I would love to hear your feedback in the comments below. Do let me know when you rustle up the salad as to how its turned out. Have a great week ahead.

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