This is the most popular Yoruba soup. You can find there Ewedu leaves, crayfish, and many unique spices. The Ewedu broom makes the taste of a dish really unique. Ewedu is good to be served with Semo, Amala or Eba.
WHAT IS EWEDU AND WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT
- Ewedu also known as jute leaves in English, is a type of leafy vegetable (Corchorus olitorius) that is found in the tropic and subtropical region of the world like Africa.
- It is quick and easy to make and requires no expertise.
- It is a savory dish, delicious, and if done right would have some sort of viscosity to it just like okra.
- Jute leaf is highly nutritious with many health benefits.
- Quick overview of this highly nutritious green leaves.
Frozen ewedu: the one I am using is already blended but they sometimes come unblended
Egusi (ground melon seed) this is optional
Iru (locust beans) if you are reading this from Nigeria then you may have access to iru Pete which is traditionally added to the soup. For us in diaspora, we mostly have iru woro and it works the same as well.