Peanut stew with greens

Peanut stew with greens

Peanut stew with greens

Sun, Jan 17, 2021, 05:55

  • Serves: 4
  • Cooking Time: 20 mins
  • Course: Main Course
  • Cuisine: African


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp ground coriander or berbere spice mix
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tin cooked chickpeas or beans 
  • 100g kale
  • 200ml stock or water
  • 3 tbsp smooth peanut butter 
  • Sea salt
  • Large bunch spinach, about 200g


1 Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and saute until soft over a medium heat. Add the spices and stir for 30 seconds to gently toast. Add the tomatoes and simmer, stirring until most of the tomato juice has evaporated and it’s quite dry. Add the chickpeas, peanut butter and stock. Season generously with salt and stir to combine.

2 Meanwhile, remove the tough stem from the kale and chop finely. Place in a colander over the sink and pour over a little boiled water. Drain well and stir the kale into the stew.

3 Simmer low for five minutes until the chickpeas and kale are cooked. Taste for seasoning and serve hot with spinach, rice or barley.