Grapes and brahmi salad with lemon mint dressing

grapes and brahmi salad

The sun is still hanging around just making it a tad bit uncertain. Though officially nearing the end of Autumn, the real warmth needed foods still can be held off for a while and the salads continue their trail.
I do enjoy the flavours of brahmi by itself, some of my readers find it bitter. What I would relate it to? for me, there is a  bit of soapy aftertaste.  nothing that is in the lines of bitter though. But there are always ways and means to mask it. Usually, I rely on yoghurt to do that, but, his time around I passed them with some sweet grapes rather than yoghurt to make this quick brahmi salad.

Here are there previously posted Brahmi recipes

Vellarai  keerai thaiyr pachadi – yogurt dip
Brahmi neer mor – buttermilk drink

The grapes in the  brahmi salad

I love the pop of sweetness from grapes and very often make the sweet-spicy combo of grape salsa.

apple nachos grape salsa
Grape salsa

 This recipe began when I was planning to make the salsa and then saw the fresh Brahmi sitting in the herb collection for the week. Fresh is always first in my list. I did not think twice and chopped them up to add to the salad making it a brahmi salad. The grapes work so well with the cherry tomatoes and the Brahmi creating an explosion of flavours. The nuttiness from the crushed almonds was the crunch factor.

Now the whisked mint lemon dressing, oh my god!!! heavenly!!! This dressing is so simple I am sure it will keep coming up in many recipes I will be trying. 
So here we are.. fresh and easy, try it and let me if you still believe the Brahmi is bitter. Hopefully, I would have changed your mind with this mix of flavours. 

pennywort salad

You can perhaps use chopped spinach if you have no access to Indian pennywort (gotukola),  it certainly will not be the same but still a great salad to have. Do let us know if you like this salad.

If you would like to try it later, pin it here – Brahmi salad.

Keep in touch and see you soon again.

grapes and brahmi salad

Grapes and brahmi salad

with lemon mint dressing
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Soups and salad
Cuisine Continental, diabetic friendly, Fusion, gluten free, Indian, International, Medicinal, One pot, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 2 people


for the salad mix

  • 1 bunch indian pennywort
  • 1 cup grapes ( green or red, seedless)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup almonds (crushed)

lemon mint dressing

  • 1 tbsp olive oil ( use coconut oil if you like it)
  • 1 handful mint leaves ( chopped fine)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice


for the dressing

  • Wash and finely chop the leaves of the mint.
  • Into a small bowl add the oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and whisk well till emulsifies
  • Add the finely chopped mint and mix well. Set aside till the salad is to be ready

to make the salad

  • Wash clean and dry the leaves of the brahmi and chop them
  • Halve the tomatoes and grapes and add this into a mixing bowl
  • Add the brahmi, mix and keep aside
  • Crush the almonds and add to the salad.
  • Pour in the dressing a tbsp at a time and toss the salad well. save the rest of the dressing as it keeps well for about a week when refrigerated.
  • Transfer the salad into a serving dish and garnish with a few more crush almonds and the salad is ready to serve
    grapes and brahmi salad
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Lata Lala
4 years ago

The salad is a one thing that needs to be on lunch table every single day. This unusual combo of grapes and brahmi looks so appetizing. I am amazed to see the best use of brahmi in salads used by you.

4 years ago

Such a healthy and nutritious salad. I have never tried brahmi leaves – but would love to get my hands on it. That dressing sounds so refreshing and delicious.

Mayuri Patel
4 years ago

Wow Seema, using fresh brahmi leaves in a salad. That is innovative. I’ve actually never tried eating brahmi leaves. Definitely an interesting salad.

3 years ago

To be honest I have never eaten Brahmi in my life and only read about it in Ayurved or home remedies related books. This dish looks so delicious and nutritious. From where do you buy Brahmi, I really want to try this unique recipe of yours.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan
3 years ago

I have never tasted Brahmi leaf before. This salad looks delicious and love the ingredients. My boys love grapes in salad and I need to give this a try. I will look for the Brahmi leaf.

Padma Veeranki
3 years ago

I’m yet to try my hands on brahmi leaves. Such a healthy and nutritious salad. The dressing is so refreshing and this is definitely an interesting salad to try!!

3 years ago

Grapes and brahmi salad sounds super healthy. With all the health benefits it is indeed a worth try a recipe.

3 years ago

Grapes and brahmi salad looks super healthy and with all the health benefits it is indeed a worth try.

Jayashree T.Rao
3 years ago

I have heard many good things about Brahmi but never got it. Hope to get it sometime. The salad looks so refreshing and one of my kind.

3 years ago

I’m yet to try my hands on brahmi leaves. The use of these leaves in the salad must be making it much healthy and nutritious. The dressing looks so refreshing, will try sometime !

3 years ago

Sadly we can’t find any Brahmi leaves here, would love to try it out this salad. Love to have to during warmer weather.

Priya Srinivasan
3 years ago

Wow love the freshness of the salad! i have made brahmi into chutney or thogayal. never knew they taste yumm in salads too! Looks very inviting!

3 years ago

Now I am tempted to raid my yoga teacher patch of bhrami just so that I can make this wonderful salad. Looks absolutely delicious can imagine the burst of flavor.

Bless my food by Payal
3 years ago

That is something to amaze at. Such a simple and soulful salad having best use of brahmi. Wish to have it next to my lunch on the table.

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