African Food

How to make a simple dish of Kachumbari

A delicious East African tomato and onion salad popular in Kenya and Tanzania – spicy, simple and delicious
This salad is an absolute riot of colors once you lock eyes; you can’t help but fall in love.


  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 large red onion, diced
  • 1-2 jalapeño peppers, seeded, diced
  • 1 medium cucumber, diced
  • 1-2 minced garlic
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • 2 beef tomatoes, thickly sliced
  • 1-2 Mashed avocados add lime to keep the color


  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ cups of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley and basil
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste


  1. Combine ingredients; tomatoes, onion, cucumber, jalapeño, lime, and herbs. Season with salt and pepper


  1. Combine garlic, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt pepper, herbs in a blender or screw-top jar and shake or process until well blended. Serve to dress with salad.
  2. Arrange the beef tomatoes on a plate, spread the mashed avocado over the tomatoes, and then garnish with kachumbari.
  3. Add more dressing if desired.
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