Abacha (African Salad)

Abacha is a staple food from the Eastern part of Nigeria. It is also known as African salad, with a base ingredient of dried and shredded cassava. It is delicious and easy to prepare.

Time to make:


    • 2 cups of Abacha (dried shredded cassava)
    • Palm Oil
    • Garden eggs 3
    • 3 Tbs Crayfish
    • Onions
    • Maggi
    • Dried pepper
    • 1 Tsp Iru (Locust beans)
    • 1/2 teaspoon Akau (Cooking Potash)
    • 1/4 cup chopped scented leaf (African Blue Basil)
    • Dried fish / Cooked Beef


    • Soak the abacha in hot water till it’s soft (25-30mins) then drain out the water
    • Bleach the palm oil for about 5mins and leave to cool
    • Dissolve the akau in 1 table spoon of hot water.
    • In a clean pot mix the bleached oil, akau, dried fish/meat, crayfish, abacha, onions, iru, diced garden eggs, salt, maggi and pepper.
    • Sprinkle on scent leaf and serve

2 thoughts on “Abacha (African Salad)

  1. Thanks for sharing! Something tells me I will be following your blogs a lot because I love your recipes! Nija food are simply the best.

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