Kenyan Kachumbari Recipe: How to Make Kachumbari Salad

Kachumbari Recipe

Kenyan kachumbari recipe: Kachumbari is one of the tastiest salads you will find in Kenya. We will show you how to make kachumbari salad with our simple Kenyan kachumbari recipe. Kenyan kachumbari recipe is made of fresh vegetable salad comprising of tomatoes, onions and chili pepper (green or red). This is one of the popular Kenyan dishes that you will find in Nyama Choma places. You can also make kachumbari salad at home using the main ingredients and other you may wish to add. You will find out in Kenyan Pilau Recipe and Delicacies that Kachumbari makes a good addition. Therefore, it’s a good time to learn how to make kachumbari salad using our simple Kenyan kachumbari recipe. Before we look at the Kenyan kachumbari recipe I would like to encourage you to try Kachumbari salad with French fries (chips), Fried Chicken or Fish. You will love it!

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Kenyan Kachumbari Recipe
Kenyan Kachumbari Recipe

Kenyan Kachumbari Recipe

The Kenyan Kachumbari recipe below can be made using thin slices of Onions and tomatoes. You can also cut the onions and tomatoes into tiny cubes. This is according to what you think will give your food a good finish. Make sure you wash all your vegetables well before cutting them. I know you are anxious to know How to make Kachumbari. Now lets look at How to make Kachumbari, but first the Kachumbari ingredients.

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Kachumbari Ingredients
Kachumbari Ingredients

Kachumbari Ingredients

  • 4 clean and sliced tomatoes
  • 2 medium sized onions
  • 2 grated carrots
  • 1 squeezed lemon or lime juice
  • 1 bunch Fresh coriander (dhania)
  • 2 chilies
  • A Pinch of salt

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kachumbari salad
kachumbari salad

How to Make Kachumbari Salad

The following are the directions on How to Make Kachumbari salad.

  • Start by Slicing your onions into thin rings, wash with salted water to reduce acidity then put in a bowl. You can also cut them into tiny cubes
  • Cut the tomatoes into thin ring slices and add to the bowl
  • Slice the chilies and coriander
  • Grate carrots evenly
  • Now mix the sliced onions, tomatoes, grated carrots, coriander and chilies into the bowl
  • Then add a pinch of salt to taste
  • Add the lemon or lime juice into the mixture
  • It’s now ready to serve!
How to Make Kachumbari
How to Make Kachumbari

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Health Benefits of Kachumbari

Kachumbari Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 492.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 118        Calories from Fat 5
                                   % Daily Value*
Total Fat  0.5g                    1%
Saturated Fat  0.1g             1%
Trans Fat       0.0g
Cholesterol    0mg              0%
Sodium        10mg              0%
Potassium   762mg           22%
Total Carbohydrates       26.3g   9%
Dietary Fiber                   6.1g    24%
Sugars      8.0g
Protein     4.6g
Vitamin A 12%      Vitamin C 182%
Calcium 4% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet


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Now that you know how to make kachumbari using our Kenyan Kachumbari recipe. We would like you to go ahead and try it and share with us more of your findings and experience.


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