Mixed Vegetable Sauce – With Spinach and Kale

Mixed Vegetable Sauce is simply a fried pepper based vegetable sauce. For this recipe, you can mix and match your vegetable leaves. Spinach, Water leaves, Pumpkin leaves (Ugu), Kale and Shoko leaves are ideal. I’ll be using Spinach and a bit of Kale leaves.

Unlike the popular Efo Riro recipe, this recipe does not require a lot of red oil so it’s safe to say it’s a healthier way of enjoying vegetable soup. I prefer to use just Fish and Prawns for this recipe but you may choose to include meats if you prefer.

Let’s cook!

Mixed vegetable sauce



4 Red Bell Peppers (Tatashe)

2-3 Scotch Bonnet (Atarodo)

2 Onions

1 Cooking Spoon Palm Oil

Boiled Assorted meats of your choice (Optional)

Dried Stockfish (panla)

Smoked Catfish

1/2 cup Raw/Cooked Shrimps

1/4 cup Smoked Prawns

2 Knorr cubes

3 tablespoons ground Crayfish

Salt to taste


Blend the Scotch bonnets and Bell peppers and an onion coarsely and set aside.

Mixed vegetable sauce

In a pot, add the Palm oil, leave to heat up on medium heat for 2 minutes then add Chopped  Onions, fry till translucent…

Mixed vegetable sauce

Now add the blended pepper, half of the Crayfish, two Knorr cubes and salt to Taste. Leave to fry for 12-15 minutes but remember to stir every now and then.

Mixed vegetable sauce

Then add the boiled meats( if you’re using any), prawns, crayfish, stockfish and Smoked catfish.

Mixed vegetable sauce

Combine and taste, adjust seasoning if required. Leave to fry for a further 10 minutes. Now add the washed vegetables, combine thoroughly. Then add the rest of the Crayfish.

Mixed vegetable sauce Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary, then leave to simmer for a further 2 minutes with the residual heat and it’s ready…Your cooking time at this point will depend on the type of Vegetable leaves you’re using. For Vegetable leaves like Spinach or Waterleaf, you need just 2-3 minutes. For Ugu/Kale type textures,  you’ll need 5-6 minutes.

Mixed vegetable sauce


Mixed vegetable sauce

Mixed vegetable sauce


Will you be replicating this easy Mixed Vegetable Sauce recipe? Well, will be waiting to read your feedbacks, see you in my next recipe.


17 thoughts on “Mixed Vegetable Sauce – With Spinach and Kale

  1. Am on a healthy diet so am staying away from fatty foods and i can testify that this meal is really healthy especially if you are on a diet to lose weight because it contains less oil and I replaced the red oil with vegetable oil and I used fish because of my diet and it was lovely and very healthy with my scoop of rice…lol…thanks soo much for making this simple healthy meal

    • Thanks so much for the feedback, I’m glad the recipe worked out great for you. Thanks so so much and you’re very welcome…x

  2. Hi Sisi J… I made this last night but with ugwu as the veg, and beef with shaki n panla as the proteins… Hubby enjoyed it so much that i learnt this morning he went to have some more in the middle of the night and this morning he demanded for it again.. oga oo.. if i continue like this.. means all my request to him wud b approved without a blink.. Lol.. kudos girlfriend!!

    • LOL!!! Glad your hubby loved the recipe, thanks for taking the time to leave a feedback, it’s well appreciated.Thanks once again…x

  3. I made this few week ago and it’s safe to say I had it with everything (yam, plantain,eba etc).
    It was lovely. Thanks hunny bunny.
    God bless you.
    Next target is d stir fry chicken

  4. Hi Sisi Jemimah,I made the kale and spinach vegetable soup last night and it was so so tasty.Hubby was not home and I sent him a picture and he said,ha do you want to kill me,am hungry and you sent me this kind of picture.After he came back home I closed one eye and continued sleeping and the next thing I heard after the clanking of the spoon had stopped on the plate was Wao what a delicious meal.I smiled and sent a prayers to the heavens for you.You are a great cook and I appreciate all your recipes and tips which I always follow.Stay blessed

    • Hi Vivienne. Your comment put a huge smile on my face. Thanks so so much for taking the time to leave one, it’s sooo appreciated. Thanks for the prayers and lovely comments, it feels really good to be appreciated, I’m honoured. God bless you loads…x

    • Hi Oge, sorry for the late response. I’m glad you loved the recipe and thanks so much for the feedback, it’s appreciated….xx

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