- 1 bunch tsine (blackjack leaves), chopped
- 1 large tomato, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 250 ml boiling water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp oil
Growing up, my mum made tsine (blackjack leaves) for my siblings and I. Being kids, we used to despise it! Despite her telling us how healthy it is. I guess the fact that we would see her picking it from the garden or around the yard, our minds already registered that they were “masora” (weeds), so they couldn’t possibly be food! Fast forward to when I was older and tried the dried version and loved it, surprisingly so did my kids! I went ahead and did the fresh version and everyone loved it too!
Blackjack leaves are very high in fibre, which among many other things help with the management of diabetes, maintaining a healthy heart (avoiding cardiovascular diseases) and maintaining a healthy digestive system. So go on right ahead and try this recipe out.
- Medium sized pot
- Wooden spoon
- Chopping board
- Sharp knife
- Get your ingredients together. These include; 1 bunch tsine (blackjack leaves), chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
250 ml boiling water
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp oil
- Put boiling water in pot. Add the blackjack leaves. Boil for 5 min then drain the water,reserving just a tablespoon.
- Put the blackjack leaves back into the pot. Add the tomatoes, onions, salt, oil and reserved water. Allow to simmer until the tomatoes and onions are cooked through.
- Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly. Enjoy!