• 1/2 big bunch fresh spinach
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp oil for frying
  • 50 ml water

This is one of our traditional recipes here in Zimbabwe. The taste of the finished product is just absolutely delicious. My kids, include my 1 year old daughter wiped their plates clean and were ready for a second helping each! I served this with Sadza and beef stew on the side. We will also not forget  how nutritious this dish is too! Spinach is a great source of iron and folate and the peanut butter is rich in protein amongst other things.  Let’s get to how you prepare this;

Resources/Equipment You Will Need

  • Medium sized pot
  • Wooden spoon
  • Chopping board
  • Knife

Quick Instructions

  1. Get all your ingredients ready. These are 1 small onion, chopped, 2 medium tomatoes, chopped and 3 tbsp peanut butter.
  2. Cut your spinach into fine strips.
  3. Heat oil in pan, add the spinach and salt.
  4. Add onions and fry for about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, stir and cook for another 2 minutes.
  5. Add peanut butter and a little bit of water, stirring until it’s not too thick. It starts off thick and then thins out.
  6. Close pot, reduce heat to the lowest possible mark and allow this to simmer for about 3-5 minutes. And that’s it!


Pictorial Detailed Instructions

Spinach Leafy Greens

Spinach leafy greens ready for a chop!

 

Step-1

Get all your ingredients ready.

 

Step-2

Cut your spinach into fine strips.

 

Step-3

Heat oil in pot, add the spinach and salt.

 

Step-4

Add onions and fry for about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, stir and cook for another 2 minutes.

 

Step-5

Add peanut butter and a little bit of water, stirring until it’s not too thick. Things look good and we are almost there.

 

Step-6

Close pot, reduce heat to the lowest possible mark and allow to simmer for about 3-5 minutes. And that’s it!

 

Muriwo neDovi (Leafy Greens in Peanut Butter)!

Muriwo neDovi (Leafy Greens in Peanut Butter)!

Pretty simple and straight forward but boy is it tasty. If you haven’t done so already,  go ahead and try it out and share how it goes when you do… I’m sure you’ll love it! Come along and join my recipe mailing list – sign-up here.



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