Witness a modern interpretation of Kenya’s traditional dish, mukimo, in the form of Mukimo Salad. This innovative dish pays homage to the roots of Kenyan cuisine while embracing a contemporary twist. Mashed potatoes, maize, and nutritious pumpkin leaves come together in a harmonious blend, intermingling with peas to create a symphony of colors and textures. The salad is dressed with a zesty concoction that infuses the flavors with a vibrant kick.


  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup cooked maize kernels
  • 1 cup cooked peas
  • 1 cup cooked and chopped pumpkin leaves (sukuma wiki)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, cooked maize kernels, peas, and chopped pumpkin leaves.
  2. Gently mix the ingredients to ensure an even distribution.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper to create the dressing.
  4. Drizzle the dressing over the potato mixture, tossing gently to coat all the ingredients with the flavors.
  5. Adjust the seasoning to your taste preferences, adding more lemon juice, salt, or pepper as needed.
  6. Allow the Mukimo Salad to rest for a short while before serving, allowing the flavors to meld.
  7. Serve this innovative take on mukimo as a refreshing and nutritious salad that pays homage to Kenyan culinary traditions while embracing modern creativity.