African Greens with Peanut Butter

January 23, 2011

African Greens with Peanut Butter

Kristina Bishop, Tucson CSA

This is a recipe that was commonly eaten in rural South Africa where I was a Peace Corps volunteer. It is widely eaten in Southern Africa.  There they use either spinach or wild greens the people gather.

1 bunch spinach or other greens
1 onion chopped
1 tomato chopped (I have used canned or frozen or left it out if I don’t have a tomato)
1/2 cup peanut butter (natural style is best)
salt and pepper to taste

Wash and de-stem the greens and roughly chop. In a medium saucepan bring to a boil enough water to cover the greens.  Add the greens to the boiling water.  Cook for about 10 minutes.  Drain most of the water. Reserve about 1/2 cup for later use.  Add the onions and tomatoes to greens and cook for another 10 minutes.  Meanwhile in a small bowl combine peanut butter with reserved water by adding one tablespoon at a time. Mix well until the sauce is thick but pourable.  Drain the rest of the liquid from the cooked spinach. Combine spinach with peanut butter sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.

I hope you enjoy!

One Response to “African Greens with Peanut Butter”

  1. Sharon Says:

    I read about greens with peanut butter in a book I’m reading and thought it was so interesting that I Google’d it after they just mentioned peanut butter in other dishes on a morning news show, and of course I ended up here.

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