Kale-tomato salad

Kale-tomato salad
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kale efo

Sometime last year (as always) I decided I needed to start eating healthy again. One of the things I quickly missed when I switched up my diet was good ol Vegetable soup. You know efo with all kinds of meat that when you put a fork, you grab at least one! I sought out to find a way to make a healthier version without palm-oil. After a few tries, this was my favorite version. The use of my homemade chicken stock and a good brand of tomato puree, created an amazing taste that reminded me of regular efo.  Try it! Let me know what you think!

Kale-Tomato Soup

Serves 2-3
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 1 hour
Meal type Main Dish, Salad
Region Nigerian
Nigerian Efo-riro goes healthy with Kale and tomatoes -NO PALM OIL.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch fresh kale (roughly chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 Small onion (diced)
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock (*tip, freeze the chicken stock overnight and the fat will move to the top, scoop out and use the bottom only)
  • 3 tablespoons Extra virgin Olive oil
  • 1 cube maggi (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cameroon pepper
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • salt to taste

Directions

Step 1 In a large pan, add the olive oil. Once hot, add the diced onions and sweat for 2-3 minutes or until it is see through. Add the tomato puree and fry.
Step 2 Fry the tomato puree in the oil for approximately 10 minutes to get out the sour taste. Add all the seasoning (garlic, maggi, Cameroon pepper and salt) stir till thoroughly combined.
Step 3 Add the chicken stock and stir into the rest of the mixture. Boil for 7-10 minutes or until it is a little dry. Add the chopped kale and stir till it is fully wilted but not overcooked about 3 minutes. Stir until thoroughly combined.
Step 4 Serve with brown rice, boiled plantain, SMALL portion of pounded yam or oatmeal.

I tried the efo a few different ways, I think my fave has to be the day I ate it with plantain! It was awesome!

Ate it with a very small portion of rice. I added some tiger shrimps to this batch. Liked it alot.

Ate it with a very small portion of rice. I added some tiger shrimps to this batch. Liked it alot.

Ate it with some Plantain. loved it! Best evrsion.

Ate it with some Plantain. loved it! Best evrsion.

kale efo 2

Till next time,

Lohi

xx!

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