I am going to Kenya this summer, so we are working on learning about Kenyan food. We made Moroccan Carrots, Kenyan Vegetable Curry, a Tomato and Onion Salad (VERY SIMPLE!) and my mother’s asparagus provencal. And the dishes made me happy!
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. See below.
3 – 4 Tomatoes
1 Medium Onion
Juice of one small Lime
2 tsp Olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp ground pepper
2 small chilies (Optional)
Fresh garden Coriander (Optional)
1. Slice the onions into thin rings (or chop them finely), put them into a bowl, add a small amount of salt and rinse them with cold water to reduce acidity.
2. Add sliced tomatoes, chilies and coriander.
3. Mix together lime juice, Olive oil and toss the mixture into the Kachumbari. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.