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.

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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.