World Food Challenge

Day 146: Rwanda and Kachumbari

Good evening, Raffies!

Today is the last evening in the Netherlands. Tomorrow we are going to Italy for a week and continuing our challenge from there.
On the menu today we had something light: Kachumbari for Rwanda. When looking for a dish to make for Rwanda, I saw this salad with avocado and I thought it would be great. Especially because we are in July and it is summer..and it’s warm..or, well it should be..we currently have 18°C and the weather is all but summery..

A few interesting facts about Rwanda: it is one of the only two countries in the world where a mountain gorillas population can be visited safely. It is also the first country to have banned plastic bags. Apart from its staple foods like beans, cassava, corn and greens, one interesting dish is Kachumbari, a light salad with tomatoes, onions, avocado and coriander. And who doesn’t love avocados?

The recipe is really easy and really quick to make. It is a great starter or a light lunch:

1 tomato, thinly sliced
8 cherry tomatoes, quartered
1-2 avocados, sliced or mashed
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1/2 green chili, sliced
fresh coriander, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lime, juice
black pepper

Combine the vegetables in a bowl. In another bowl, mix the ingredients for the dressing – lime juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and coriander and pour on the vegetables.

It was obviously a delicious salad.

Love, Raffi

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