Egusi Soup is a popular Nigerian soup which is very easy to make and healthy with only 4g carbs.
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4.5 from 8 votes

Egusi Soup

Egusi Soup is very easy to make and healthy with only 4g net carbs. Eat with your favorite low carb fufu for a healthy, savory meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: African
Keyword: egusi soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 397kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Egusi melon seeds
  • 400 g cow feet
  • 1/2 cup Palm Oil
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 smoked catfish
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 habanero pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp crayfish

Instructions

  • Heat the palm oil on medium heat for a few minutes, then add chopped onions and your blended tomato/bell pepper/habanero pepper.
  • Add your smoked fish and let cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Add broth or water and bring to a boil. Add egusi and stir.
  • Let simmer on medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Add meat, crayfish, salt, pepper and any other spice you desire.
  • Let sit for another 10 minutes on medium-high heat.
  • Add spinach and leave on low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Serve with your choice of low carb fufu and enjoy!

Notes

4g net carbs

Nutrition

Serving: 8servings | Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 511mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 27.5% | Vitamin C: 30.3% | Calcium: 2.8% | Iron: 3.9%