How To Cook Vegetable Sauce

How To Cook Vegetable Sauce

You can serve this as a delicious side to rice or pasta.

Making vegetable sauce is quite easy and can also be eaten with rice, beans or even boiled yam. On top of the fact that this dish tastes unbelievably good, it has remarkable health benefits because of the combination of healthy vegetables and other ingredients. Find out everything you need to know on how to cook vegetable sauce.

How to cook vegetable sauce

The amazing thing about vegetable sauce isn’t just its deliciousness but also a host of health benefits it holds. Cabbage is especially high in vitamin C, an effective antioxidant that may protect against heart disease. And the fibre and potassium in carrots may help manage blood pressure. Below is a simple recipe for vegetable sauce:

prep to cook Nigerian vegetable sauce

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  • 1 Whole Chicken (hen)
  • 2 cooking spoons vegetable oil
  • 5 Spring onions
  • 8 fresh plum tomatoes (Jos tomatoes)
  • 8 medium Carrots
  • 1 small cabbage
  • 3 medium Irish potatoes
  • 1 red bell pepper (optional)
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 3 big stock cubes
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • I bowl of sliced ugwu (fluted pumpkin leaves)

      Before cooking

  • Wash and cut the tomatoes (remove seeds), carrots (scrape back), ugwu leaves, cabbage and carrots and set aside.
  • Peel, wash and cut the Irish potatoes into small pieces and blend into a thick paste. You will use this as the sauce thickener.

       Directions for cooking


  • Wash and cut the whole chicken into pieces. Place in a pot, add chopped spring onions, stock cubes and thyme. Add water to cover the contents of the pot and start cooking.
  • Then add salt to taste and top up the water to the same level as the contents if necessary.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and vegetable oil when it boils, then cover and cook for fifteen minutes.
  • Add the carrots and cook for five minutes.
  • Then your potato puree, chopped bell peppers, cabbage, ugwu leaves, and then stir, cover and allow to cook on high heat for five minutes. Add sauce to taste and you’re ready to serve.

Those who want the sauce to be thicker can achieve this by increasing the amount of potatoes to puree. For better results, use the bottom part of the puree and throw away the top where it’s frothy.

Also readHere’s A Delicious Yam Porridge Recipe

Source: All Nigerian Recipe

Written by

Lydia Ume