Mseto (Stewed Spinach) | PCC Natural Markets

Mseto (Stewed Spinach)

Serves: 4

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In Tanzania, mseto is a lentil and coconut stew, but our chef knows it as a cozy spiced spinach topping for couscous. Choose a curry powder that suits your palate — mild, hot or tangy flavors all work nicely with this simple combination.



In a heavy-bottomed pot or large fry pan with a lid, sauté onions in oil over medium heat until soft. Add spinach, tomatoes, curry, salt and pepper. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes.

Add water and stir in peanut butter. Lower heat and cook for another 10 minutes. Serve with steamed couscous.


Use natural, puréed peanut butter; no sugar or salt.

Recipe by Njambi Gishuru, Author of "Authentic African Cooking" and former PCC Cooks instructor

More about: peanut butter, spinach


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