Egusi sauce spinach and tuna stew

This recipes makes a quick and easy lunch dish; perfect for when you’re low on energy but craving a tasty treat.

It serves 2-3 people.


1 Jar of Egusi stew sauce

4 Large ripe yellow plantain

350g Frozen or fresh spinach

160g - 200g Canned tuna or fresh tuna cut into chunks

1 Small chopped onion

2 Tablespoons palm oil/cooking oil

1 Teaspoon smoked paprika/curry blend

Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Rinse the unpeeled plantains thoroughly. Add to a large pot with enough water to cover. Boil the plantains for 15-20 minutes or until their peels begin pulling away from the flesh.

  • In the meantime, heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a sauce pan. Add the onions and fry until soft.

  • Mix in the smoked paprika or curry blend and fry for a minute.

  • Add to the mix the Egusi Stew Sauce. Leave to cook for 2-3 minutes before combining in the spinach. Cook for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Drain the liquid from the tuna can before adding the tuna chunks to the spinach sauce. Mix thoroughly and leave to cook for 5 minutes.

  • Season the stew with salt and pepper and serve with the boiled peeled plantain.

Tip* - You can leave the tuna out to make this a vegan spinach stew. Always season the dish well to bring the full flavours out!


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