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



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


  1. mba mba mba

    April 14, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    mba biko! leave abacha the way it is. cassava is very healthy. please carry your recipe else where. inukwa! Cu-bacha….. mba biko!

    • Mama

      April 14, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      I don’t know why I laughed so hard at your comment…hahaha

    • nene

      April 14, 2017 at 9:51 pm

      lol. i agree

  2. Majestic

    April 14, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Ketogenic diet things.

  3. natachi

    April 14, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    This one no follow abeg. Put abacha or do just ugba

  4. Rey

    April 14, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    At least cucumber doesn’t smell like cabbage. My unit head came to work with cabbage abacha a few weeks ago in the name of doing “keto”. By the time she opened her food flask, everyone was choking in the office. It had such a horrid smell that we thought a sock away pit was open close by. She kept eating it and rolling her eyes while we tried to find the source of the smell. If I want to eat abacha I’ll eat the normal one Biko.

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