How to Make Kachumbari Salad

How To Make Kachumbari Salad

Kachumbari is a fresh vegetable salad with tomatoes and onions and chili pepper as the main ingredients. You are free to put in other additions of fresh vegetables to taste. It’s a common salad in cuisines in the East African region. It goes well with French fries/chips, nyama choma, pilau, viari karai and many more dry foods. Kachumbari is easy to prepare and takes just a few minutes.

What you need:-

  • 4 sliced tomatoes
  • 2 medium sized onions
  • 2 grated carrots
  • Juice of freshly squeezed lemon or lime
  • Fresh coriander (dhania)
  • Pinch of salt and ground pepper or 2 chilies


How to prepare Kachumbari

  1. Slice  onions into thin rings  then wash with salted water to reduce acidity and put them in a bowl. You could still slice the onions into small cubes .
  2. Slice tomatoes , chilies and coriander
  3. Grate carrots
  4. Mix the sliced onions ,tomatoes, grated carrots, coriander and chilies into the bowl and mix them together.
  5. Add a pinch of salt to taste.
  6. Lastly splash the lemon or lime juice into the mixture.
  7. Serve with viazi karai, nyama choma or pilau and many more dry African cuisine

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