• one to two pounds (or more) of mfumbwa (fumbwa), or substitute any other greens
  • one cup peanuts (or Peanut butter)
  • one or two ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped (or canned tomato paste, or canned tomato)
  • one leek (or one Onion), finely chopped
  • one piece of dried, salted, or smoked (the size of your hand), bones and skin removed, cleaned, soaked in water, and rinsed
  • one cup red palm oil


  1. Place the greens in a large pot.
  2. Add enough water to partially cover.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat, (do not cover), and simmer until greens begin to become tender.
  5. Add water if pot becomes dry.
  6. Grind, chop, or pound peanuts into a fine paste.
  7. When greens are mostly tender and liquid is reduced, add tomatoes (or tomato paste), leek and dried .
  8. Continue to simmer, on low heat, stirring occasionally. Simmer until everything is tender and ready to eat.
  9. Remove a cup of the pot liquid and combine it with the Peanut paste in a bowl.
  10. Stir to obtain a smooth sauce.
  11. Stir the Peanut sauce into the greens, and reduce heat to as low as possible.
  12. Top with red palm oil and simmer for a few more minutes.
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