Spinach and Groundnuts (Peanuts - Eastern Africa)

Total Time
10 mins
10 mins

This is from "Best of African Regional Cooking". It's simple but great. I didn't drain the spinach after cooking; just used it with a small amount of water in the last step

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  1. Cook spinach in 1 T. water until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, fry onions in oil until golden.
  3. Add onions to spinach with peanuts and 2 T. water. Mix well. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer several minutes to blend flavors.
  4. NOTE: This would work w/other greens too: pumpkin, bean, sweet potato and casava leaves.
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5 5

This side is so healthy, quick and easy that is perfect for hurry weeknights. The flavors are clean and simple which enables it to pair up with a verity of main dishes. We loved the addition of peanuts, made as written. Thanks for the post.

5 5

Good and good for you! I did add salt and pepper while cooking the spinach ~ The onion and peanuts are a great addition!