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A Healthier Version of ‘Abacha’ Try this Cucumber African Salad Recipe by All Nigerian Recipes on BN Cuisine

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Cucumber African Salad is a great way to enjoy Nigerian Abacha or the Classic African Salad if you are on a low carb diet.

With Cucumber African Salad, the classic taste is intact, you will not even notice that the Abacha has been replaced with cucumber!


  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • 2 cups ugba (ukpaka)
  • 2 cooking spoons red palm oil
  • A tiny quantity Powdered Potash (food tenderizer) See video below
  • Half of a smoked mackerel
  • Half of one red onion
  • Salt and habanero pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon ground crayfish
  • 1 small stock cube (Knorr)
  • 1 teaspoon ground Ehu seeds (Calabash Nutmeg)
  • Garden Egg leaves (alternative spinach)

Watch the video below for the recipe. Enjoy the Cucumber African Salad on it’s own or with any Nigerian staple of your choice.

Flo Madubike has undiluted Nigerian taste buds. Her hobby is making sure that our classic Nigerian foods do not go extinct. She shares authentic, traditional Nigerian recipes just like grandmas make them, on

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