Abacha and Ugba, popularly known as the African salad, is one of the most popular Eastern side dishes, as some would always say that it is not a meal. Though it can be as filling as any other main course meal, African Salad is usually eaten as an in-between meal.
This is one side dish that has been widely embraced by people of all tribes, as it serves as a great substitute to the English salad. It is prepared with cooked cassava tubers, Ugba or Ukpaka (made from oil bean seeds) and other ingredients which are highly nutritious to the human body. This side dish is one that you should try making this weekend. In no time, you are done. The trick is this; the more ingredients you use, the tastier and more complete it will be. So, have all your ingredients ready and enjoy the rich and tasty Abacha and Ugba the African way
Here are the complete ingredients you need to make a delicious African Salad;
- Palm oil
- Ugba (ukpaka)
- Powdered Potash
- Large Onion
- Fish (Mackerel, dry fish, or stockfish)
- Dry pepper
- Ground crayfish
- Stock cubes
- Ground Ehu seeds (Calabash Nutmeg)
- Ogiri or Iru (traditional seasoning)
- Fresh Utazi leaves
- Ponmo or Kanda (cow skin)
- Garden Eggs
- Garden Egg leaves
Here’s a video on how to make your rich and tasty Abacha and ugba;
Source; All Nigerian Recipes
This rich and tasty side dish should be on your food plan this weekend even if you are not ready for it this weekend, bear it in mind that you’ve got a great task to accomplish soon; the preparation of Abacha and Ugba, the rich and tasty African salad of all times!
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