Greens in Peanut Sauce

This recipe is really easy, and very tasty. The combo of the peanut butter and the greens turned out magnificently well. The only downside was that it didn’t freeze well because of the greens. Next time I’m using Ugu (pumpkin leaves)

Greens in Peanut Sauce

Greens in Peanut Sauce

In my opinion, ugu freezes much better than amaranth leaves. The next day, I tried the sauce and the greens had become slightly bitter. Not good!

If you still would like to use greens like I did here, I would advice you to make sure the sauce is eaten up on the same day it’s made. We are only 3 here, so we had a lot left over.

Greens in Peanut Sauce

Greens in Peanut Sauce

Serving: 8


  • 1kg of amaranth leaves (use ugu to make it freezer friendly)
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup of natural peanut butter
  • 5 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 4 atarodo/scotch bonnet, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 2 stock cubes
  • 1 teaspoon of salt


  1. Blanch the amaranth leaves by pouring boiling water over them, draining into a sieve, and running cold water over them in the sieve. If you’re using ugu, this step is completely unnecessary.
  2. Heat oil in a wok or large pot over medium heat.
  3. After 30 seconds, add onions, atarodo, and tomatoes together. Sauté till tomatoes are cooked down (4 minutes in a wok, 8 minutes in a pot).
  4. In a bowl, mix the peanut butter with 1/2 cup of warm water. Stir well.
  5. Pour the peanut butter mixture into the wok/pot. Add salt and stock cubes. Stir, and bring to a gentle boil.
  6. Add the vegetables, and stir. Cook for 2 minutes
  7. Serve with yam, plantains, potatoes, or rice. Enjoy. 🙂


Hi, my name is Chidinma. I’ve been happily married for 4+ years (actually almost 6 years now), and my husband and I have been trying to have our own children for almost all the time we’ve been married, with no success…yet. We haven’t lost hope (far from it), and we believe it will happen very soon.

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AlwaysT - July 19, 2015

Hello dear,
This is a must try. Thanks so much.

Musing - August 5, 2015

I’ve just come to say hello and encourage you. You do a good job with the recipes, your pictures are clear and the step by step guide with the pictures are very helpful. Ive made one or two of your recipes and i’ve thoroughly enjoyed them. Well done.
NB: I’m abit confused by the choice of peanut butter with this recipe but i wont know unless i try it uhn? LOL

    Chidinma - August 6, 2015

    Thank you, Musing. You’re a darling!…and, no,:you won’t know unless you try it. Lmho. It’s nice though


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