RECIPE NAME

How to cook Ghana egusi soup with spinach

COOKING TIME

50mins

RECIPE TYPE

Main course

CUISINE

Ghanaian

COOKING METHOD

Stewing

NUTRITION

Have you ever tried

Agusi, as Ghanaians call it, is a protein-packed tiny white seed from the melon plant.  Rich in vitamin B1, B2, A and C, it also has high levels of linoleic and oleic acid.

Spinach is also another super food packed with vitamins, minerals and iron. It is also good for healthy hair, skin and bones. Try adding lots of spinach to your diet to prevent constipation.

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INGREDIENTS

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COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

*If you are substituting with kontomire. I advise you boil it a bit before adding to the stew.

Add 2 cups of water to kontomire and bring to a boil. Let it boil over for about 5mins and turn off heat. Strain out excess water with a colander. Keep leaves in the colander.

  • allow cooking

Your Ghanaian style egusi soup is ready to be devoured.

SERVING SIZE

4 persons

ABOUT

Ghanaian style egusi soup with spinach looks more like a stew than a soup. It is slightly thicker than other versions of the sauce. It’s also a great meal for vegetarians once the fish is omitted.

Unlike Nigerian version, the Ghana egusi soup is usually paired with yam, plantains or rice, and not eba. Others go as far as to enjoy it with banku or kenkey.