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1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

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African Mexican Salsa

Kachumbari is a popular Kenyan African food recipe similar in taste and appearance to fresh Mexican salsa. Kachumbari pronounced Cat-um-bar-e is Kenyan vegetable combo of onion and tomato salad.

Level: Easy
Total: 12 min
Prep: 2 min
Cook: 10 min
Yield: 6 servings

Kachumbari is a popular Kenyan African food recipe similar in taste and appearance to fresh mexican salsa. This homemade Kachumbari recipe is easy to make but be sure to use fresh tomatoes as Kachumbari is preferably made with firm, fleshy tomatoes like Romas or hothouse tomatoes. 

To make fresh Kachumbari you just need sliced or diced fresh tomatoes, hot chilies, onions, cilantro, some lime juice, and salt. It’s best eaten right after you make it. Chilled, the Kachumbari should last about 3 days.The key to making Kachumbari not tasting bitter is to rub onions with salt. 

Step-by-Step directions and ingredient listing to make Kenyan Kachumbari Fresh Vegetable Salad and Sausages African Food recipe. 

Kenya Food Kachumbari Fresh Vegetable Salad
Kachumbari Vegetable Salad


Kachumbari Kenyan Vegetable Salad Ingredients and Directions

Ingredients
3 medium red ripe tomatoes, sliced thin
2 medium red onions, sliced thin
2 hot chili peppers, chopped finely  
1 bunch fresh coriander leaves, chopped
1 fresh lime

Directions
Slice onions first and then sprinkle a little salt this helps remove the bitter taste. Thinly slice tomatoes, chop cilantro and peppers. Squeeze lime into vegetables and mix well. Serve Kachumbari with grilled chicken, beef, goat or lamb.

Pasua Kachumbari Kenyan Sausages
Pasua Kenyan Sausages


Kachumbari is also delicious with Pasua Kenyan sausage street food.

Pasua Kenyan Sausages Ingredients and Directions


Ingredients
6 sausages split lengthwise
6 slices of pepperjack cheese
Kachumbari Kenyan Vegetable Salad recipe above

Directions
Add sausages to water and bring them up to a boil. Remove from water. Split the boiled sausages almost all the way in half, open them up, add cheese then add as much Kachumbari as you want and serve warm.

Did you know
Pasua is a Swahili word that means to split.

Sisters cooking lunch in Marsabit Kenya Africa
Sisters cooking lunch in Marsabit Kenya Africa


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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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