Vegetable Sauce

This sauce is so simple; it doesn’t really need a long winded preamble. I use it as a side sometimes. For variations in taste, you can add a tablespoon of ground dried crayfish.

This is a blank canvas sauce. Feel free to use flaked fish or chicken in place of the cow skin/pomo. Personally, I love pomo here (sorry leather industry!).

Vegetable Sauce

Vegetable Sauce

It’s also important that you don’t cook the tomatoes for too long. This sauce should have the slightly fruity tomato taste. When you taste it, it should be obvious that the freshest ingredients were used.

Ingredients (This serves 4)

  • 400g of ugu/pumpkin leaves, sliced
  • 300g of pomo/cow skin, chopped
  • 8 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 3 atarodo/habanero, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 3 teaspoons of salt, divided
  • 1 stock cube


Boil pomo with 2 teaspoons of salt. When fully done, rinse and drain.

Heat oil in a pot over medium heat. After 1 minute, add onions, atarodo, and tomatoes. Add stock cube. Stir.

Sauteé for 3 minutes, then add pomo. Stir. Cook for another 3 minutes.

Add the ugu leaves. Toss to combine. Taste for salt. If necessary, add the remaining salt. Stir and remove from heat.

Serve with yams, potatoes, warm rice, whatever tickles your fancy.

Nutritional Value Per Serving

Calories: 70

Protein: 3.9g
Fat: 3.7g
Carbs: 6.1g (0.4g of sugar)
Fibre: 0.6g
Cholesterol: 0mg


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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beautifullynappy - February 22, 2016

Oh my goodnesssss!!

beautifullynappy - February 23, 2016

I am going to try this!! It looks delicious!!!!!!

muma - February 23, 2016

That’s my usual yam sauce. Yep!!!!!!.
Never tot you will ever think about dis my concoction

    Chidinma - February 23, 2016

    You know what? I thought of you when I was making it. I know it’s the kind of fast meal you love.

Nkem - February 23, 2016

Wow! One word delicious. Am gonna try it

    Chidinma - February 23, 2016

    Please do, and please let me know how you liked it

nuella - February 24, 2016

chidinma why this temptation?and am in the office already salivating and thinking on when to rush home to do this am going to use it on rice.not the yam type

    Chidinma - February 24, 2016

    Don’t let your anger be annoyed (lol). Just make it when you get home. Rice o, potatoes o, sometimes I even mix it with very soft plain beans. All join!

Amaka - February 24, 2016

Lovely I cant wait to get home. Nma please don’t make me miss my church programme
this evening.

    Chidinma - February 24, 2016

    Mbanu, my hand no dey that side o. Go church ooo. Junior should come and bear me witness. Please make it and let me know how it goes.

Amaka - February 26, 2016

YES! I prepared this delicious yesterday evening and Nma I tell you it was simply nice and delicious. This morning I had to eat the left over before coming to work. I Love it.

vicky - February 27, 2016

This looks divine am definitely trying it out this weekend. Well done

    Chidinma - February 27, 2016

    Thank you. When you make it, please let me know how it went.

Elsie Ajiya - March 5, 2016

Woww! Fresh! This will teste night on rice…am gonna try it out for lunch.

Ese - March 5, 2016

I’ve only tried this with shredded Titus fish. I will try wit Pomo now.

mandy - April 10, 2016

Im always amazed @ ur recipes. U make it so effortlessly easy. I also like the idea of the pictures from start to finish. Keep the good job…Xoxo.

    Chidinma - April 10, 2016

    Mandy, you’re a darling. Thank you for the kind words.

Victor U - May 2, 2017

I’m a guy, once tasted this lovely sauce and I’ve searched so many websites for the recipe but all I found wasn’t like the main one because I was around the kitchen when it was prepared so I know the main one and this recipe you compiled is the main one, thanks so much, I’m so gonna prepare it this weekend.


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