This is the one salad most Tanzanian kids know and love. Traditionally, raw cabbage is used for this dish. However, I prefer to first slightly steam the cabbage before using it in the salad. For authentic recipe do not add virgin oil.


NB. You can make a quick mix without measuring; the amount of cut tomatoes and cabbage should be equal while the amount of onions should be about 1/2 or 1/3 of tomatoes.

  • 1 lb. (1/2 kg) Tomatoes (Cut tomatoes in about 1/2 a centimeter thin slices)
  • 1/4 lb. or 1 cup Cabbage (Cut cabbage in very thin strips of about 4 to 6 centimeters long)
  • 1/4 cup Red Onions (Cut red onions in very thin slices)
  • Hot peppers
  • 1/2 lb. (1/4 kg) Cucumbers (thinly sliced) – Optional
  • 1/2 cup Coriander leaves /cilantro
  • 2 tbsp Fresh lemon/lime juice
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp Salt

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. If needed, add more salt, lemon juice, olive oil and coriander to your taste.
Eat with:

  1. Holiday Pilau

I first post this in September 2009 at tasteoftanzania.com

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