Egusi soup is a staple of Nigerians and arguably one of the most basic soups to make.

So popular is egusi soup that in a recent poll conducted by CNN, Pounded Yam and Egusi soup was voted as the national food of Nigeria.

Made using melon seeds, palm oil, vegetables (bitter leaf or any other of our choice) and other condiments, egusi soup is best enjoyed with pounded yam, eba, semo/wheat or amala.

It can also be used as a sauce and eaten with rice.

Check out this video guide above by Nigeria Cuisine on how to make Egusi soup.