Kachumbari is popular across the entire African continent, although in different forms and variations. This delicious and fresh salad is a must for every grill party. Kachumbari is a Swahili name but the origin of the salad can be traced back to Mexico. It is similar to Pico De Gallo which is served in Latin America, but eaten as a side dish rather than a garnish.
Kachumbari is special to a lot of Kenyans because it complements a lot of the main dishes. It goes well with ugali, rice (pilau), mukimo, biryani, eggs, sausages and the famous Kenyan barbecue, known as nyama choma. The best thing about Kachumbari is that you can literally find it everywhere, from hotels to restaurants or even as street food. I love to be creative with the presentation of this salad as the different colors allow you to create a beautiful plate for all types of occasions.
With only 7 ingredients you can make this delicious salad. Add your tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, avocado and a few other ingredients. It is as easy as that and in only 15 minutes you can have this delicious salad. Have it as a main or a side either way it is super delicious!
1 cup of chopped parsley or cilantro
½ cup of fresh lemon juice
Salt and Pepper
First, slice the onions thinly and put them in salt water to remove the pungency.
Then, slice the tomatoes, cucumber and avocado and put them in the bowl.
Add 2 tablespoons oil
At the end, add the lemon juice
Chop up the cilantro or parsley
Add some salt and pepper and mix it well together.
The salad can be served with any main dish and is particularly lovely with any grilled meat or fish.
Calories 161, Fat 10.4 grams, Cholesterol 0 milligrams, Sodium 20 milligrams, Carbs 16.4 grams, Protein 3.2 grams
the salad is wonderful. i will try it. it is awesome