African Spinach and Peanut Butter Stew

Total Time
10 mins
15 mins

Found online at, while looking for economical 'African' recipes. Tasty and nutritious, a vegetarian main dish or a good side dish. You could easily add garlic, cooking it with the onions, add some mushrooms, adding with the tomatoes, and I think some chilli, fresh, powdered or flaked, would also add a bit of spice to this very versatile dish!

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  1. Slice the onions and fry in oil until soft.
  2. Peel the tomatoes in boiling water (or use tinned tomatoes). Slice and add to the onions.
  3. Wash, trim and chop the spinach coarsely.
  4. Add to the stew and cook, covered, over a medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring to prevent sticking.
  5. Thin the peanut butter with hot water to make a smooth paste.
  6. Add to the stew.
  7. Season with salt and pepper and cook for another 5 - 10 minutes, stirring and adding water if necessary to prevent sticking.
  8. Serve over steamed rice, polenta, or mashed potatoes, in fact, you could eat it with anything, really!