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Botswana Imbuya Spinach Vegetable Stew

Botswana Imbuya Spinach Vegetable Stew Recipe
African Vegetable Recipe



Botswana Imbuya Spinach Vegetable Stew

Real Botswana Imbuya Spinach Vegetable Stew Recipe




Vegetable Stew cooked the Botswana African way with Imbuya Spinach, peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic and rich spices.




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Botswana Imbuya Spinach Vegetable Stew

Cooking Botswanan Imbuya Spinach Vegetable Stew
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Fresh sautéed onions and peppers along with a rich blend of spices create a flavorful Botswanan Imbuya spinach vegetarian stew recipe. 

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Ingredients
3 handfuls wild African spinach
2 medium chopped onions
1 medium chopped red bell pepper
1 medium chopped green bell pepper
4 medium chopped tomatoes
1 teaspoon allspice
½ teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon tamarind paste
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon minced garlic
¼ cup olive oil
2 cups vegetable stock


Directions
Except spinach, sauté vegetables in olive oil with the rice and spices add stock, simmer for 15 minutes add spinach and simmer 5 additional minutes. 


Wild African spinach photo by Eugenia Loli
Imbuya in the Tswana language is African spinach. Imbuya is a tropical leaf vegetable grown in most tropical regions of Africa and is an important traditional vegetable crop in the cooking lives of millions of Africans.

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