Monday, November 8, 2010

Ndiwo Za Mpiru Wotendera (Mustard Greens with Peanut Sauce)

This recipe is courtesy of Lena Nozizwe and can be found on her blog, It has been reprinted by numerous sources, including The New York Post, The Seattle Times, and Cooks Source.

Ndiwo Za Mpiru Wotendera (Mustard Greens with Peanut Sauce)
Serves 4

2 bunches fresh mustard greens
½ teaspoon salt, divided
3 green onions, sliced thinly
½ pound cherry tomatoes, halved and seeded
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup water
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper

1. Wash greens carefully and trim off any tough stems. Hold 3 to 4 leaves together and tear into small, even pieces.
2. Bring a small amount of water to a boil. Add ¼ teaspoon salt and greens. Cook until greens are tender, about 3 minutes.
3. Drain greens and press out excess liquid. Put back into the pan with the green onions and tomatoes. Cook until slightly limp, about 2 minutes.
4. Combine the peanut butter, water, ¼ teaspoon salt and cayenne to a paste. Add to the greens and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Add a few more tablespoons water if necessary. Serve with rice.

1 comment:

  1. I don't see any modification of my original recipe, which come from my Ma. It was published in the NY Post. It was syndicated and that's how Cece Sullivan and The Seattle Times got it. Then lotsa people copied, long before the Cooks Source, mostly with credit. I have the recipe on my own blog,