Sundanese Greens with Peanut Butter

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A quick, easy, and delicious way to eat your greens!

This is a fast and simple way to cook up a delicious mess of greens! I used lamb’s quarters which I “weeded” out of garden beds at a local farm (this is an excellent way to get large amounts of ...

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Sundanese Greens with Peanut Butter

A deliciously simple way to cook any tender greens, this Sudanese-style stew is made with lamb's quarters in this case, cooked down with onions, tomato, and peanut butter.
Servings 4
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins


  • 2 shallots, sliced thinly
  • 250 ml water
  • 150 g lamb's quarters, nettle, spinach, amaranth, or any other tender green
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 45ml natural, unsweetened peanut butter


  • Add the shallots and water to a medium-sized pot. Bring to a simmer and cook the onions for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the greens to the pot, stir them in, and simmer for about 1 minute.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and the peanut butter and stir well to incorporate the peanut butter into the cooking liquid. Keep simmering for another couple of minutes, or until the liquid reduces into a thicker, clinging sauce, anywhere from 2-5 minutes, depending on your brand of peanut butter. Stir often so the sauce doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot. Add salt to taste (it probably just needs a pinch), then serve.
  • Garnish with crushed peanuts, sliced chilies, or cilantro and serve on its own or with rice, kisra (Sudanese flatbread), or pap, and a protein. Enjoy!
Course: Side
Cuisine: African

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