2-3 large fresh garden tomatoes, washed and slices
A handful of cherry tomatoes
2 medium avocados, peeled and cut into bite size chucks
1 red onion, thinly sliced (Optional)
1 tablespoon of olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
Fresh basil, parsley or coriander for garnishing
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
In a salad bowl add slices tomatoes, avocados and red onion (if any)
In a separate bowl mix olive oil with lemon juice and toss the mixture into the salad Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.
Garnish with basil, parsley or coriander….
Do not refrigerate this salad
Fresh chilies might be added according to your taste
Being one of my favorite Salads, Coleslaw is also one of all-time salads in the Kenyan Cuisine.
It can be served as a starter or as a side dish to a BBQ chicken, roasted Goat or Fish.
Below is a simple recipe for a creamy Coleslaw to enjoy at home.
1 head of cabbage, finely chopped
2-3 carrots, washed, peeled and finely shredded
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 small celery stick or 1 apple, finely shredded
8 tablespoons mayonnaise
4-6 tablespoons granulated sugar (Depending on how sweet you would like your Cole Slaw)
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon white vinegar
¼ cup milk
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Fresh persley or any other herb of your choice for garnishing
In a large bowl combine; Mayonnaise, sugar, lime juice, white vinegar, milk, salt and pepper and beat the mixture well using a whisk until very smooth
Add chopped cabbage, carrots and onions and mix very well
Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours to overnight before serving
When serving, garnish with coriander or any other herb of your choice
Kachumbari is a Swahili name for fresh Tomato and Onion Salad which is common in East Africa especially Kenya and Tanzania. It consists of fresh Ingredients and its very easy and quick to make.
3 – 4 Tomatoes
1 Medium red onion
Juice of one small lime
2 tsp Olive oil
Salt and ground pepper to taste
2 chilies (Optional)
Fresh garden coriander and a slice of avocado for garnishing
Slice onions into thin rings, put them into a bowl, add a small amount of salt and rinse them with cold water to reduce acidity
Add sliced tomatoes, chilies and coriander.
In a separate bowl, mix together lime juice, Olive oil and toss the mixture into the Kachumbari. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately. Garnish with avocado if any! Enjoy…..
This is the Original version but shredded carrots might also be added.