Egusi Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Egusi Soup recipe? Learn how to make Egusi Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by coolwhistles

Makes 6 servings



This soup is native to West Africa (Nigeria) and many of my American as well as Nigerian friends have enjoyed it. It is a great soup for those who like to try something different every once in a while. Ground Egusi seeds give this soup a unique color and flavor. If you can't find Egusi seeds, you can substitute pumpkin seeds. Any combination of crab, shrimp and smoked fish can be used in place of the shrimp. Drained, smoked oysters and chicken can be used in place of the beef.

Recipe Ingredients for Egusi Soup

3/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1 1/2 pounds tripe
1/2 cup peanut oil
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 habanero peppers, seeded and minced
18 ounces tomato sauce
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 1/2 cups water
1 pound fresh spinach, washed and chopped

Recipe Directions for Egusi Soup

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/egusi-soup/
Categories

African

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 463.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
415
Calories from Fat
277
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
30.8g
47%
Saturated Fat
6.1g
31%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
140mg
47%
Sodium
631mg
26%
Potassium
1210mg
35%
Total Carbohydrates
16.7g
6%
Dietary Fiber
5.1g
20%
Sugars
8.0g
Protein
22.5g
Vitamin A 164% Vitamin C 99%
Calcium 19% Iron 38%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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