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This Cameroonian vegetable salad is loaded with carrots, cabbage, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, tomatoes, cucumber and onions. It is so fresh and bursting with the perfect blend of crunchy and creamy!

Cameroon salad with hard-boiled eggs, red onion, cucumber, and more.

The salad dressing, mostly known as salad cream in Cameroon is absolutely to die for. It is the perfect marriage of creamy, tangy and sweet. My ‘secret’ weapon ingredient in the dressing is condensed milk. That, combined with mayonnaise, vinegar, oil and salt is the truth.

cameroon salad cream

Now come to mamaaaa!

cameroonian vegetable salad recipe

Right after filming the video for this recipe, I sat down and ate a whole bowl of salad. A whole bowl! It is ahb-solutely ah-mazing.

I have a step-by-step picture style post where you can see how I make this salad. You can view that here. Today, we are taking it a notch further with video. You will see how to make the creamiest salad cream with mayonnaise. You will want to put this Cameroonian salad dressing on everything, I promise.

I could happily live ever after with this salad. Watch the video to see me making some then RUN to a store/market to get all the ingredients and MAKE SOME. Meanwhile, if you are not yet subscribed to my YouTube channel, click here to subscribe so you do not miss any of my cooking videos.

Watch how to make Cameroonian vegetable salad and salad cream:

cameroon salad cream

Cameroonian Vegetable Salad and Salad Cream (+ Video)

4.75 from 4 votes
This is the primary way vegetable salad is made in Cameroon. A bunch of vegetables are chopped, then laid on a tray/salad bowl decoratively. The salad cream/dressing is absolutely to die for. It is extra creamy, sweet and tangy.
Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 people


  • 3 cups cabbage -chopped about 1/4 of a medium cabbage
  • 3 cups red/purple cabbage - chopped about 1/4 of a medium cabbage
  • 3 cups shredded carrots 2 large carrots
  • 1/2 medium cucumber
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 hardboiled eggs
  • 1 avocado

For the salad dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise (approx 239 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil of choice - I used corn oil
  • Pinch of salt


  • Chop all the un-chopped  vegetables into bite-size pieces. Also chop the eggs and avocado. Arrange them all on a tray/bowl in any pattern you like.
  • To make the salad cream: Combine all the ingredients and whisk until smooth. You could equally blend them or put in a container with a tight lid and shake until smooth.
  • Pour the dressing over the vegetables and enjoy!


1. Instead of cabbage, you could use lettuce if you prefer.
2. For a healthier salad dressing, combine equal parts of vinegar, oil and honey. Season with salt and ground black pepper.


Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 20g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 708mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 11759IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1mg

Additional Info

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Cameroonian
Calories: 455
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  1. Just from the market, Petit marché Bonaberi, Douala. And this was my salad list, bought everything mentioned in the Mama asked of I had a restaurant since I was buying in bulk, I said no, it’s all for me, I will store in my refrigerator for slow eating.. Am home now, watching a match and thinking just how I will enjoy salad for weeks…

    Thank you, ma’am Precious

  2. Please, which brand of mayonnaise do you use? Is it the white vinegar one uses to clean? Found extra sweetened condensed milk, is this alright too? Thanks and keep on the great work with site

    1. Hi Lucy, I use Kraft mayonnaise but the brand doesn’t matter. Any brand of mayonnaise will work.
      Yes, it’s the same white vinegar used in cleaning.
      I think regular sweetened condensed milk is fine. The extra sweetened one might be too sweet.
      Hope this helps 💜

    1. I love ur kitchen ma,it’s strange I’m just falling on make cooking so easy …keep being strong as we keep looking forward to more amazing recipes.