Egusi Soup is a rich and savory Nigerian soup traditionally eaten with high-carb fufu dishes like pounded yam. Enjoy egusi soup with low carb fufu on your keto diet for a healthy meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
- 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
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 this savory dish!
This recipe serves 8 and contains 4 net carbs per serving.
- You can substitute spinach leaves with other Nigerian leafy greens like bitter leaf or Ugwu leaves.
- Feel free to add as many leafy greens as you want. You can also add less.
Serving: 8servings | Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 511mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1375IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.7mg