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Classic Nigerian Salad

This Salad recipe is very easy to make, it's very filling and it's very tasty. It is an anything-goes type of food. It's versatile enough to serve before, with or after the main course. In fact, it can serve as a full meal.
Course Main/Side
Cuisine African
Keyword homemade, salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 255kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu


  • 2 Carrots
  • 2 Cups Lettuce Shredded
  • 2 Cups Cabbage Shredded
  • 2 Tomatoes ripe and hard
  • 1 Cup pasta or boiled potatoes
  • 2 Boiled Eggs Large
  • 1 Cucumber Medium size
  • 8 ounces Baked Beans
  • 8 ounces sweet corn
  • 8 Tbsp Heinz Salad Cream


  • Prepare all your vegetables and wash them thoroughly in cold running Water. 
  • Boil the Eggs and boil the Pasta with a little Salt till al-dente
  • Thinly slice your cabbage and Lettuce, Cut the Tomatoes into little Cubes, you can grate your Carrots or cut them into little cubes and cube the Cucumber also.
  • Add everything inside a Bowl except the Eggs and the Cream then cover it with a plastic wrap or tight-fitting lid and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  • Remove it from the Fridge when you are ready to use and toss it together. Lay the cut boiled Eggs over the salad. Serve with the classic Heinz salad dressing. Enjoy!



Dressing tends to make lettuce limp, it is, therefore, advisable to mix the salad at the last possible moment before serving in order to keep the leaves crisp. Try to get a balance when adding the dressing; too much dressing will overwhelm the salad likewise, too little dressing will make the salad tasteless Make sure all your ingredients are free from excess water, as the excess water will prevent the dressing from adhering to your salad. It is best to use ripe but hard Tomatoes. Soft juicy tomatoes will get the salad wet. It's best to serve this salad cold!


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 819mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 6156IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 2mg