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Kenyan Salad (Kachumbari)

Kachumbari, a simple Kenyan salad with fresh tomatoes, cucumber, onion and avocado with lemon juice and coriander. Perfect to serve as a side salad with a stew.

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Kachumbari is a great side dish for a variety of dishes. We particularly like it with our Githeri.

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Githeri
Traditional Kenyan spiced bean and corn stew with mixed vegetables. Easy to make and delicious served with a side salad and chapatis.
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Kachumbari

A simple Kenyan salad with fresh tomatoes, cucumber, onion and avocado with lemon juice and coriander. Perfect to serve as a side salad with a stew.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Resting Time 10 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Kenyan
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 beef tomatoes
  • ½ red onion diced
  • ½ cucumber diced
  • 1 green chilli seeds removed then diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • Juice of one lemon

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the tomatoes, onion, cucumber and green chilli by cutting them into chunks all roughly the same size. Add them to a bowl then sprinkle over the salt. Mix well to coat the vegetable in the salt. Cover the bowl and set it aside for at least 10 minutes.
  • Once the vegetables have rested for 10 minutes carefully drain any excess liquid from the bowl.
  • Chop the avocado into chunks the same size as the vegetables and add to the bowl together with the chopped coriander. Squeeze over the juice of 1 lemon then thoroughly stir to coat all the vegetables and avocado in the lemon juice and coriander.
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