Mango Potato Cucumber Salad (Salad ya Maembe, Matango na Viazi Mviringo)


5-6 potatoes, boiled
2 firm mangoes 
1/4 cup Orange juice 
2 tbsp Fresh lemon juice
1/2 red bell pepper, seeded
2 cucumbers
1/2 green Bell pepper, seeded
2 tbsp minced Ginger
1/4 cup chopped Mint
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • Place the cumin, paprika, coriander, black cardamom, ginger, cinnamon and mustard in a small pan, and heat over medium heat until the first tiny wisp of smoke appears.
  • Allow to cool, then grind in a grinder.
  • Set aside.
  • Peel the cucumbers, cut them in half lengthwise and cut the halves into half-inch slices.
  • Peel and pit the mangoes and cut the flesh into bite-sized chunks.
  • Cut the red and green bell peppers into thin strips.
  • In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, cucumbers, mangoes and bell pepper.
  • Add the orange juice, ginger, lemon juice, mint and 1 tablespoon of the spice mixture.
  • Toss well, season to taste with salt and pepper, toss again, and serve

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