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Ayoyo (Molokhaya leaves) Soup

Ayoyo (Molokhaya leaves) Soup

Ayoyo soup is a green leaf soup enjoyed by tribes in the northern region of Ghana. It’s popularly served with tuo, a maize & cassava meal like dumpling. Ayoyo is the local name for Jews or Jute Mallow or Egyptian Spinach or bush okra. It’s a very nutritious leaf rich in protein, calcium, riboflavin, iron, folate and dietary fiber. It’s thought to be a super food so enjoy eating it.

Ayoyo (Molokhaya leaves) Soup

  • 400 g Ayoyo leaves
  • 1 Medium Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp Dawadawa
  • 1/2 tbsp Kawu or Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 2 Stock cubes or 1 cup stock solution
  • 1 Cup water
  • Salt to taste
  1. Blend Ayoyo leaves with 1 cup water.

  2. Mash dawadawa with Tbsp water.

  3. Place all ingredients in a pot except salt and boil. Let it simmer to preferred thickness.

  4. Correct seasoning with salt, you can also refer to this video here for step by step demonstration.