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Kenyan Greens Simmered With Tomatoes (Sukuma Wiki)

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“Posted for ZWT7-Africa.Sukuma wiki, Swahili for "stretch-the-week," is a ubiquitous Kenyan dish. Nutritious and tasty, it is a way of "stretching" out kitchen resources. found on the internet.”
1 pot

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 onions, chopped or 1 minced onion
  • 2 lbs kale or 2 lbs collard greens, destemmed and finely chopped
  • 2 cups tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup water or 1 cup stock
  • salt and pepper


  1. Heat the oil over med-high flame in a large, heavy-bottomed pot. Add the onion and saute until translucent. Add the greens in batches, sauteing each addition until wilted.
  2. Add the tomatoes, water or stock, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer gently until tender, from 20 to 30 minutes or done to your liking.
  3. Adjust seasoning and serve with a little bit of the broth.
  4. You can add a chopped chili pepper or two with the onions. If you like, add some leftover meat for more flavor.

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