I don’t know how this particular combination of ingredients became the Nigerian Salad, but it is one of those items that have to be on the menu at a proper Nigerian Owambe; along with jollof rice, fried rice, chicken etc.
Personally, when I hear the word ‘salad’, an image of the Nigerian Salad is conjured in my mind. It is a complete meal, that is very filling and very delicious. I especially like copious amounts of salad cream. I must be able to taste the salad cream with every bit of the salad I have.
This is a very simple recipe. Ingredients are relatively easy to find; the amount of time to put it together is 30 minutes or less, except you’re making for a large number of people. In fact, if you live in a developed country, the ingredients can be obtained already prepped, and all you have to do is combine everything in a bowl/tray.