Traditional Soups

Kale and Spinach Egusi Soup

Hi everyone, hope you are all doing good. Today’s recipe is a very quick one. Lol. That’s because I almost did not blog it. I just wanted to make my egusi soup differently, but then I later thought why not share it. I am very good like that. I like this version because it combines two types of vegetables. Both vegetables are high in vitamins, minerals and iron. What a better way to enjoy a soup. 

Well balanced don’t you think. 

Ok, I promised No long story today, let’s get started shall we


  • 1 large bag of kale
  • 1 1/2 cup of egusi
  • Assorted meats 
  • 1 cup of palmoil
  • Knorr cube
  • Dried catfish fish
  • 1 1/2 tbs of Iru
  • Stock fish 
  • 2 large tatashe 
  • 1 small White onions 


  • 2 medium sized pots 
  • 1 wooden spoon 

Prep time: 10 minutes 

Cooking time: 45 minutes (thatbis of your meat’s already pre cooked)

Blend the pepper and onions with little water. Blend until smooth. 

Boil the pepper on low heat in a small pan for 12 minutes. Once boiled remove from the heat. 

Next heat up the pamloil

Once hot, but not smoking or bleached, add the boiled pepper. Fry for 6 minutes 

Then add the Iru. Allow to mix well into the stew for 4 minutes 

In the mean time, Mix 1 cup of stock with the egusi until it forms a smooth paste. 

After that add it to the fried stew base. Mix well and allow it to fry. Make sure it fried not cook 

Fry for 8 minutes.  After 8 minutes it should look like the picture below 
Now add the dried fish(es). Cook for 2 minutes 

Now add the remaining stock to the egusi. Mix well and allow it to cook for 5 minutes 

After 5 minutes, add the cooked meats and cover the pot. Simmer on low heat for 7 minutes. After 7 minutes it should look like the picture below

Finally add the kale. Mix in well with the egusi. Allow it to steam cook for 2 minutes 

And then add the Spinach. Make sure it doesn’t steam for more than 2 minutes as well. The crunchy the vegetables the better chance it have at retaining the nutrients 

Remove from the heat and let it rest for a few minutes .

All done. Enjoy! It’s ready to serve

That’s it from me today

I’ll see you all in my next post

Love Duchess O

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