Steps to Make Kenyan Kachumbari Recipe

Appetizers are really necessary before the main dish, so one needs to be aware of a few good recipes. There are a few side dishes, which can either be used as a salad or an appetizer, depending on your choice.

The Kenyan Kachumbari is certainly amongst those recipes, which serves both these purposes and it has got several nutritional benefits. It has got all the healthy ingredients, which keep you fit and healthy. The best thing about it is that you can prepare it in just a few minutes and most of the ingredients involved are easily available in all parts of the world.

This recipe is prepared in different ways and is known by different names in various parts of the world. People in Asia use it as a salad, and they often make it with yogurt in order to get more nutritional benefits. However, it can be made without such an addition, as some people are conscious about their diet and would not want to increase calories.

Prep time: 15-20 min
Cook time: Nil
Total time: 15-20 min
Yield: 04 servings
Utensils: Spatula, Kitchen Paper Towel, Plate, Bowl Chopper, Knife

Calories: 25
Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg

Hot chilli pepper, cleaned, seeds removed, chopped: 1 (more or less)
Onion, chopped: 1 medium
Tomatoes, thinly sliced: 2-4
Juice or 1-2 lemons or limes, or a few tbs of vinegar
Salt: To taste
Fresh cilantro (coriander leaves), chopped
Cucumber, peeled and sliced (optional): 1
Cabbage, shredded (optional): 1 small


  • 1

    Chop the onions

    Take a sharp knife and chop the onions into a small bowl. You can use the chopper as well, but if you don’t have it, there is no need to worry at all, because the knife will serve the purpose.

  • 2

    Slice the tomatoes

    Now, you have to slice the tomatoes, using the knife. You can chop them too, but some people like the big chunks, so you can do whatever suits you. Once they are done, add them to the same bowl with the onions.

  • 3

    Add additional ingredients

    If you wish to enhance the taste, you can add the cucumber, cabbage and yogurt to the bowl and mix it properly with the other ingredients.

  • 4

    Add seasonings and juice

    You can now add seasoning as per your taste. Toss the mixture in a way that it settles down nicely. Then pour some juice of your own choice, lemon would be ideal though.

  • 5

    Serve in a plate

    You can now serve the Kenyan Kachumbari in a plate.

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