Nigerian Salad Recipe


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    Nigerian Salad also known as ''Nigerian mixed vegetable Salad'' is one of the richest salad recipes you can ever find. It is prepared with more than five vegetables, combined together and enriched with the classic Baked Beans and Cream.
   Believe me, this Salad is not complete without Baked Beans and Cream(or mayonnaise). So make sure you have these two ingredients at hand, if you really want to get the original Nigerian Salad.



Ingredients  



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- 5 medium sized Carrots
- 1 medium bunch of Lettuce 
- 1 medium bunch of Cabbage
- 2 Handful green Peas
- 4 Medium sized Tomatoes (hard tomatoes)
- 3 pieces of Irish Potatoes 
- 2 pieces of Cucumber
- 4 Eggs 
- One tin of Baked Beans in tomato sauce  comes in a 415 gram can)
- 300g of Sweet Corn (2 small tins) 
- A bottle of Salad Cream  or Mayonnaise
 (Nigerian salad is usually served with Heinz  original Salad Cream, and comes in a bottle, but here in Spain, it is sold in a plastic bottle. In the absence of this, Mayonnaise or condensed milk can also be used)

It is very common to see extra ingredients added to Nigerian salad, such as corned beef,onions, canned red beans, boiled macaroni, green bell pepper and a lot more. So feel free to experiment with more or less.

Preparation:

Before you start with the  Salad

-Wash all the vegetables separately in sufficient water (add a spoonful of vinegar, baking soda or lemon juice to the water to help kill harmful bacteria) . Rinse thoroughly in fresh water.

- Boil the green peas for 2 minutes, strain it out and using the same pot, boil the eggs and potatoes together, the potatoes might cook before the eggs , so take it out when it is done and let the eggs boil until hard boiled.
 Set the peas aside for later use.
Peel of the egg shells and slice the eggs as thinly as you can.
Peel of the skin of the boiled potatoes and cut into small cubes.

- Slice the cabbage into tiny strips, then wash again and strain to remove excess water. Set aside for later use. 

Tip: (the cabbage might store ants or pesticide in its leaves, that's why it needs to be washed again after slicing) .

- Slice the lettuce into thin shreds.  
(make sure you washed  each leaf thoroughly, before use)
 
- Scrape the carrots and shred with a grater . Set aside for later use.

- Scrape off the green skin of the cucumber, cut into two equal halves , remove the seeds(you can eat it if you like) and then cut into small cubes. Set aside for later use.

- Cut the tomatoes into two halves, remove the seeds and cut into small cubes. Set aside for later use.


- Open the can of sweet corn, pour into a sieve to strain out the preservation water. Set the corn aside for later use.

- Open the can of  baked beans, pour into a small bowl and set aside for later use.  


Now that you have all the ingredients ready, it's time to put them together. 
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1. Get a large salad bowl and place the vegetables in the bowl, layer by layer until there's nothing left.  
 
2. Place the sliced eggs on the prepared salad, and also spread the baked beans.
(Note: even though baked beans is symbolic to Nigerian salad,not everyone likes it in their salad, so it's better to serve it on demand)
 
 3. Now, cover the salad bowl and chill in the fridge until needed.
 
4.  Finally serve with the salad cream(or mayonnaise) and Enjoy.
 
 Nigerian salad is usually served as an accompaniment for Jollof Rice, Fried Rice and other Nigerian rice recipes. It can also be eaten alone or served with bread as a sandwich. 
 
 Nigerian salad like most raw vegetables can be preserved in the fridge but will only keep for 24 hours. So eat it while it's fresh and enjoy
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*+Click to see how to make Mayonnaise at home*++


47 comments:

  1. Bisi Olowu4:01:00 PM

    At last you finally posted your salad recipe. Thanks Nky.

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    1. Yes dear, I can't believe I didnt do it before :)

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  2. Hmmm this looks yummy! With lots of vegetables I'm sure will be getting loads of vitamins.... I'm sure trying this, this weekend. Thanks for teaching me new recipes. Keep up with the good work.

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    1. Howdy,Namesake :) you bet this is serious vitamin overload ,good to see you back dearie, thanks .

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    2. Hi, kindly educate me on the difference between coleslaw and vegetable salad (been arguing a lot about the two). Thnks a lot

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    3. Hi, kindly educate me on the difference between coleslaw and vegetable salad (been arguing a lot about the two). Thnks a lot

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  3. Wow, this is just the way my mama does it, she also adds red beans and cornbeef to hers. She's with the lord now, thanks this recipe. God bless.

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    1. thanks dearie and So sorry about your mum :)

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  4. Lizzy anne Ameze4:05:00 PM

    Thank you so much for your salad recipe. I am American married to a Nigerian- the first time I made salad my husband told me it tasted ''somehow'',and refuses salad. But yesterday I saw your recipe and made it for my husband, and for the first time in our 8 years together, he ate salad as a meal. He said it reminded him so much of his childhood. The baked beans, eggs and cream sure played a big role in it, I enjoyed it too. You just gained a new food stalker.

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    1. Lol.. I'm so glad to have helped out dearie and I don't mind you being my food stalker :)

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  5. Anonymous4:06:00 PM

    Looks very rich ma, can I add onions?

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    1. Yes dear, you can add onions .

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  6. Anonymous4:18:00 PM

    This salad is what I need now, i am getting too fat, please help with weight loss diet abeg nky.

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    1. I will be posting some weight loss recipes soon dearie :)

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  7. Anonymous10:10:00 PM

    Wow is really yummy, nky you are one in a million. *wink* God Bless you

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    1. Thanks dear and God bless you too sweetie :)

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  8. U ARE D BEST!!! KEEP D RECIPES COMING

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  9. Anonymous12:54:00 PM

    am salivating already. cant wait to prepare it this weekend. thank you for this

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  10. Anonymous2:35:00 PM

    this salad is what I have been looking for to prepare , u are such a dearie.
    thanks for the recipe

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    1. Thanks Hun and let me know how it turns out :)

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  11. Anonymous12:21:00 PM

    Good job Nky .....U are da best. Still awaiting weight loss recipes

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    1. Thanks hun, I'll be having them up soon :)

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  12. Anonymous2:05:00 PM

    Nky Nwayioma please I live in pAris I don't mind a vacation with you :D

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  13. I love this a lot. I am so cut up and confused on which to pick in all your beautiful recipes. I have decided to pick at least two per weekend till Ave made every dish on this site lol. Thanks. Nky

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    1. Aww Tope luv, feel free to start with any of the recipes, I'll be expecting your feedback, thanks hun :)

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  14. Anonymous10:12:00 PM

    Dats Nky for all nigeria.thankz Nky,i luv dat recipee.

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  15. Anonymous2:29:00 PM

    O DATS WONDERFUL

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  16. Anonymous11:45:00 AM

    When making salad is it possible to add corned beef along side baked beans and sweet corn?

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    1. Yes dearie, you can add corned beef.

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  17. Anonymous11:13:00 PM

    I can imagine d taste of this salad right now. Coles law nko?

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    1. Cole slaw is easy dear, just slice cabbage and carrot, add mayonnaise and enjoy :)

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  18. Anonymous2:17:00 PM

    Wao, dis is 1daful. I've being xpecting dis its my favourite. Weldone n God bless u 4 ur helps.

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  19. Anonymous4:41:00 PM

    This is good but can i get ur contact tnx

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  20. Anonymous4:45:00 PM

    You've made my day Nky. I can't wait to make this yummy veggie salad. Kudos to you as I raise my thumb for your. Ride on. I love you.

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    1. Thanks dearie, you'll surely love it.

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  21. Anonymous8:45:00 AM

    Pls what else can i use i want mine to be peppery

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  22. Hi! Luv ur blog, pls help differentiate between coleslaw and salad

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  23. Anonymous10:33:00 PM

    some people remove d yolk of d egg,is it a must?

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    1. No it is not a must, just a matter of preference.

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