Kenyan Tomato Salad - Quick & Simple Side

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

A very simple side salad which would go nicely alongside a curry and rice. There isn't much to this, the beauty is in its simplicity. According to the Int'l Vegetarian Union, this is a Swahili recipe, common in Kenya & Tanzania. (


  1. Arrange sliced tomatoes and onions on a salad plate.
  2. Mix together garlic, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour dressing over tomatoes and onion.
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5 5

Totally delicious. I used three ripe truss tomatoes, 1/2 of a large red onion and a heaped tablespoon of chives that needed to be used up. I wondered if the lime might be too strong so added 1 teaspoon of olive oil, but really could have done with out it. Made and thoroughly enjoyed for an African Tag Game. Thanks very much for posting.

4 5

Mmmm, this was delicious! So easy yet very tasty. The only thing I changed was to use less onion (otherwise it would have been too much for my taste) and swap the lime juice with apple cider vinegar because I cant have citrus.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this lovely recipe with us, magpie! I will certainly make this again!
Made and reviewed for my chosen chef during Veggie Swap #51 October 2012.

5 5

Heirloom tomatoes and this salad were designed for each other! This salad makes a great guilt free side for any meal. I made using green zebra, brandywine and black kim tomatoes, did cut the onion back as I used a sweet onion that was larger than a grapefruit. This recipe begs for the freshest and best ingredients you can get. Thanks for the post.