How to Prepare Nigerian Salad


A salad is a dish made of raw or lightly cooked vegetables and other ingredients, such as fruits, nuts, or meats. Salads can be served as an appetizer, a side dish, or a main course. They can be dressed with oil, vinegar, or other seasonings, and they can be served cold or at room temperature. There are endless varieties of salads, from simple garden salads to more elaborate dishes like Caesar salad or Cobb salad. Salads are a healthy and versatile option for any meal.

There is nowhere else that makes a salad as exotic and satisfying as this recipe for Nigerian Salad. It may be consumed as a stand-alone meal or as an accompaniment to a variety of Nigerian rice recipes.

The amounts of ingredients listed are what will provide you with a traditional Nigerian salad flavor. You may increase or decrease the amounts and still get the same flavor.


  • One medium bunch of Salad
  • five carrots, medium
  • Four little Irish potatoes
  • two modest cucumbers
  • three medium-sized eggs
  • 1 415g can of tomato sauce-baked beans
  • Five Jos tomatoes, or plum tomatoes

Salad Dressing: The Nigerian Salad recipe pairs beautifully with the traditional Heinz Salad Cream.

Heinz Caesar Salad Cream is a near replacement. Mayonnaise is another option.

Before you make Nigerian salad,

Cook and thoroughly wash the Irish potatoes. It is necessary to hard boil the eggs. These two may be cooked in the same pot to save time because they finish in almost the same period of time.

Washing is required for all the veggies.

Shred the lettuce very thinly.

Using a grater, scrape and shred the carrots.

After boiling the potatoes, peel and chop them into large chunks.

Peel, seed, and chop the cucumber as indicated. You may peel the cucumber in strips if you’d want your salad to have more green color.

Cut the plum tomatoes into tiny pieces after removing the seeds.

Sort the chopped veggies into different containers.
Let the preservation water out by opening the sweet corn. After rinsing, set the seeds aside. Open and set aside the baked beans pan as well.

Take off the hard cooked eggs’ shells, cut them thinly, and set them aside. This task is best performed with an egg slicer.

Cooking direction

  1. Add all of the ingredients, excluding the egg, to a large salad bowl in tiny batches until they are all used up.
  2. Now cover the top of the salad with the sliced eggs.
  3. Put the bowl in the refrigerator for at least an hour with a cover on. This will enable a thorough mixing of all the elements.
  4. Serve with your preferred salad dressing, however for this dish, Heinz Salad Cream is the finest option, followed by Caesar salad dressing.

Tips and Advice

Replace the lettuce in your Nigerian salad for cabbage if you want it crisp. Since the lettuce gives the salad a green hue, you may also combine the two.

The very minimum of items needed to make a Nigerian salad is listed above. For a more diversified flavor, you may add other ingredients such corned beef, boiling macaroni, green bell pepper, green peas, etc.

If you don’t add salad dressing, the Nigerian salad is best eaten the day it’s prepared.
It might not be essential to remove the seeds if you are fortunate enough to get a young cucumber.

You may eat Nigerian salad on its own or as a side dish with other Nigerian rice meals including fried rice, coconut rice, and jollof rice.

Other pairings: with grilled chicken or with Nigerian moi moi.

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