East African Mango and Cucumber salad
This salad offers fantastic combinations of crunchy and soft, sweet and tart. East Africa includes the countries Kenya, Tanzania, and Ethiopia. East Africans have been eating mangoes since Persian traders brought them to Africa in the 10th century.
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Spoon, for mixing
1. Put all the ingredients in the bowl and mix well. Taste the salad. Does it need a pinch more salt or a squeeze more lime juice? If so, add it and taste again. Serve right away or cover and refrigerate up to overnight.
* If you’re allergic to nuts, skip them.
Add 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves or 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and thinly sliced. (Chopping the jalapeño pepper is a good job for an adult. Wear gloves and be careful not to touch your eyes. Be sure to wash your hands well after handling peppers.)
No mango? No problem: substitute a large peach.