African Spinach and Groundnut Stew (Aka Peanut, Kenya/Tanzania)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is from "Best of Regional African Cooking". The original calls for 1/2 c. finely ground unsalted peanuts. That's too much work, so I substituted peanut butter. This is a very thick, rich vegetable side. It is not a stew like we think of stews in the US. My husband liked it, and it is the only spinach dish he will eat.


  1. Saute onions and chili pepper in oil until onion is transparent.
  2. Add peanut butter and coconut milk slowly, stirring constantly until it comes to a boil. Add spinach. Salt to taste.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes or until spinach is cooked.