Making a Fruit Recipe from Kenya

Starting can be intimidating if someone in your household is new to cooking Kenyan fare. However, it doesn't have to be complicated. For some adults, cooking may be a new task if they typically dine out or get takeout. If you're a parent, this is a perfect time to teach your kids from Kenya how to prepare meals.

Begin Making a Fruit Recipe from Kenya

The first thing to know as a new cook is always keeping your hands clean. You need to wash your hands before, during, and after you start cooking any meals. The steps for proper handwashing are wet, lather with soap, scrub for 20 seconds, rinse, and dry. Scrub your hands for the required 20 seconds.

Introducing children to the naturally sweet flavors of Kenya through a non-cooking recipe is a beautiful idea to limit TikTok screen time for children and teens. This recipe provides an opportunity for kids to engage in hands-on activities. One popular and easy-to-make option is Mango and Avocado Salad. This colorful and nutritious dish is simple enough for kids to assemble, showcasing some of the delicious fruits commonly found in Kenya. 

Kenyan mangoes are renowned for their succulent sweetness and vibrant flavors, thriving in the country's warm and tropical climate. Similarly, Kenyan avocados, known for their creamy texture and rich taste, are prized both locally and internationally, making them key players in the country's agricultural bounty.

Mango and Avocado Salad

Firsttimmers Keyan Mango and Avocado Salad

Ingredients:

1 ripe mango, peeled and diced

1 ripe avocado, peeled and diced

1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped

Juice of 1 lime

Salt and pepper to taste


Directions:

To make a delicious Kenyan Mango and Avocado Salad, instead of scrolling through Instagram, involve your kids in the preparation process. Adults can handle the cutting part for their safety, while kids can focus on the assembling. Start by guiding the children in peeling and dicing the mango and avocado. Further, guide the kids in chopping the cilantro, adding freshness to the salad.

Afterward, combine the diced mango, avocado, and cilantro in a large bowl. Kids can squeeze the juice of a lime over the salad, which adds a zesty flavor and helps keep the avocado fresh. Sprinkle salt and pepper according to taste. Then, gently toss the ingredients to coat them in lime juice, cilantro, and seasonings.

Finally, serve the vibrant Mango and Avocado Salad from Kenya in colorful bowls. This recipe introduces kids to Kenya's flavors and encourages them to explore fresh, healthy ingredients interactively. Enjoy the delightful colors and tastes of this simple Kenyan-inspired fruit dish.

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