African Spinach

"A west African recipe. Use as a side dish or serve over rice or couscous as a vegetarian main dish."
photo by Zurie photo by Zurie
photo by Zurie
photo by Caroline Cooks photo by Caroline Cooks
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  • Cook onion and green pepper in peanut oil in a skillet for about 3-5 minutes, or until tender.
  • Add spinach and tomato to skillet.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for about 5 minutes, or until spinach is tender.
  • Stir in all remaining ingredients. Cook until hot throughout.
  • Serving suggestion: Server with hot cooked rice or couscous.

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  1. Jaggu
    good and nutritious recipe. I couldn't find any jalapeno so tried some pickled chillies and it came out rather well.
  2. smancha
    I followed the recipe and spicy it up a little with a 1/8 of teaspon of jalapeno. It was absolutely delicious. This recipe is good without any spicy additive. I just like a little heat!
  3. CJAY8248
    Oh, Wow!! I love spinach and peanut butter so this recipe had my name written all over it. It didn't disappoint. This is a true keeper for me! Thanks for sharing. Made for ZWT7-Africa.
  4. evelynathens
    I really enjoyed this recipe. I used a combo of spinach and swiss chard as I needed to use up both. The addition of peanut butter was so unusual for me, but worked! Thanks.
  5. Zurie
    Made, photographed and reviewed for ZWT7. Great!! Spinach, whether the small, soft English type or the large-leaved swiss chard (also called "spinach", is a popular veggie here. The ethnic peoples also harvest a weed they call "marog", which taste just like spinach, and they also call it "spinach". I made this tonight to go with a chicken recipe also posted for this ZWT, and it was delicious! I used a sugar-free peanut butter. I used real ("English") spinach, but kept to the recipe. Lovely, and will definitely make it this way again. I apologise for the photo posted. I photographed it with the other ZWT chicken recipe added, but then I also took about 7 pics of the spinach on its own. By that time heavy clouds had come over, it started to rain, I tried photos under the kitchen lights -- and NOT ONE was focused -- all were blurry. Sorry!!!


  1. Jaggu
    used pickled chilli instead of jalapenos or none



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