Vegan Recipes

MUBOORA (PUMPKIN LEAF GREENS)

Pumpkin leaf greens make a delicious dish eaten by many people in Central Africa.  Called muboora, here is an simple recipe to try.  Another variation of this can be made by adding peanut butter to create a thick sauce.

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MUBOORA (PUMPKIN LEAF GREENS)
Instructions
  1. Wash the leaves thoroughly. This part is very important because the pumpkin vine crawls on the ground.
  2. Remove any rough sections, including the stems from the leaves, and chop the leaves.
  3. In a medium-sized saucepan, saute the onions in a little oil until soft.
  4. Add garlic (crushed) and cook for another 1 minute or until the garlic is soft.
  5. Add the tomatoes, and saute until the tomatoes are thoroughly cooked.
  6. Increase the heat and add water, soda, spices and salt.
  7. Add the chopped pumpkin leaves and let them boil for 3 minutes.
  8. Turn the leaves and boil for another 3 minutes.
  9. Reduce heat to medium and let the vegetable simmer till soft. Stir frequently.
  10. Cook until the leaves are quite soft, adding small amounts of additional water if needed. When it comes to water, it is better to add more as you go, rather than too much too soon.
  11. When done, remove from heat.
Recipe Notes

An alternate dressing to muboora would be made with the additional of peanut butter.

Two tablespoons of organic peanut butter can be stirred into the mixture to create a nice thick sauce.  Additional water can be added if needed.

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