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Kachumbari Kenyan tomato and onion salad on a bowl


Abi Olayiwola
Refreshing Kenyan tomato and onion salad which is bursting with flavours. It is great as a salad, side-dish or eaten on its own.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine African, Kenyan
Servings 4
Calories 184 kcal


  • 1 Red onion small
  • 3 Beef tomatoes
  • 1 cup Coriander
  • ¼ Cucumber medium
  • 1 Avocado small
  • 1 Chilli
  • 1 Lemon big, juiced
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt a pinch


  • Squeeze the juice from the lemon and keep aside.
  • Chop the onions and soak in cold water. Pour in a colander to drain after 10 mins.
  • Wash and chop the tomatoes, coriander, cucumber, avocado and chilli.
  • Add into a bowl with the chopped onions. Pour in the lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt.
  • Serve with your favorite dish.


Calories: 184kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 4gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 21mgPotassium: 1008mgFiber: 8gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 2588IUVitamin C: 74mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Kachumbari
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