One of my favourite vegetable sides is spinach in peanut butter. From reading my food posts on here, you’ll see how much peanut butter is an important and a feature ingredient in most Zimbabwean dishes. It serves the purpose of adding a hearty taste as well as the nutritious element.
Frozen fresh spinach is perfect, convenient and a cheaper alternative. Spinach is easy to cook but can be tricky from frozen as there’s the danger of adding too much water. You always have to be mindful of the thawing waters.
In a little water, I let mine simmer then add a dash of olive oil, chopped onion and tomatoes. Passata is again perfect as it doesn’t leave a trail of lumpy tomatoes. A tablespoon or so (to your taste) of smooth peanut butter makes this a scrumptious healthy vegetable dish. You’ll need to let the peanut butter cook for a few minutes.
I’ve previously shared my peanut butter rice recipe. Brown rice taste so much better this way too! In this instance, you’ll just need to cook the brown rice according to packet instructions as obviously the spinach will have had the peanut butter treatment.
Slicing whole garlic and lemon, you place them at the bottom and all over the chicken sprinkling favourite dry spices all over as well as a little olive oil.
And behold, a healthy delicious meal awaits you.