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Groundnut (peanut) soup is a very delicious, creamy and simple soup that comes together in no time. It is a yummy Nigerian soup made with groundnut (peanuts). Groundnut soup is a very popular delicacy in some Southern and Northern parts of Nigeria albeit prepared differently in both parts. Groundnut soup is particularly common amongst the Etsako people of Edo state. It’s known as Omisagwe to the Etsakos.

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It is prepared the same way as Egusi Soup so you can apply the two methods of preparing Egusi Soup to Groundnut Soup with great results. It can be made with or without vegetable leaves and it can be thickly or a watery consistency. Bitter leaves are used for groundnut soup traditionally but it can be replaced with Ugu or Spinach leaves, where Bitter leaves are unavailable.

Ingredients needed…

  • Groundnuts or peanuts
  • Meat/Fish or any other protein you desire
  • Blended tomato
  • Vegetable oil
  • Chopped onions
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Seasoning to taste

Here is the recipe to make groundnut soup by Precious Nkeih of Precious Kitchen.

Video source: Precious Nkeih of Precious Kitchen

Groundnut soup is tasty and nutritious, garnishing with vegetable just makes it better! It is best enjoyed with swallow meals or some boiled rice or even some fufu for a quick meal.

NOTE: Because of its purely nutty composition, people with nut allergies are advised to avoid its consumption.

How do you make your groundnut soup? Share with us in the comment box.

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