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Recipes around Africa: Kenyan salsa (Kachumbari)

 Kachumbari is the secret to most good meals in Kenya (Image: Shutterstock)

If you have visited Kenya or any of the other East African countries, then you definitely know how much Kachumbari means to our dishes.

It is amazing how freshly cut vegetables can transform a basic meal into a delicacy, without altering the taste of your food.

Kachumbari can be served with a range of meals starting with the best combo being pilau, to potato dishes without forgetting the Lake side fish dishes.

This might be one of the easiest or fastest recipes you can prepare and the ingredients are readily available as well.

 Kachumbari blends well with Pilau (Image: Shutterstock)

If you want to try the Kenyan salsa, here are some of the ingredients you are going to need:

 Cut your vegetables and mix them all together (Image: Shutterstock)


One Tomato (Semi ripe)

An onion

Coriander leaves

Lemon/ White vinegar

Two Green chilies


 You can add cucumbers or carrots depending on your preference (Image: Shutterstock)


This recipe should take you approximately 5 minutes.

First, finely cut your tomato, onion, green chilies and coriander into one bowl, then add some salt and stir using a spoon. Next add some lemon juice or white vinegar (depending on what you prefer) and stir the mixture.

Once done, you can freeze your Kachumbari for 10 minutes or eat it as it is.

 Kachumbari is commonly served with fish dishes on the Lake side (Image: Shutterstock)

If you need your Kachumbari mixture to last for more than a week, you could blend the mixture instead and store it in an airtight container in your fridge.

I promise you, this is one recipe you are going to use every day. Happy cooking!

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