Meatless Friday: Zambian Ifisashi (Peanut Stew)


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This Lent, is partnering with CRS Rice Bowl by sharing the CRS Rice Bowl featured recipes on each Lenten Friday. Why not try these simple recipes in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world?

Don’t forget to place the money you saved by serving a meatless meal into your CRS Rice Bowl! Those funds help feed the hungry around the world and in your own community. If you don’t have a CRS Rice Bowl program in your own parish, click here to find out how to donate.

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Meatless Friday: Zambian Ifisashi (Peanut Stew) CRS Rice Bowl

Courtesy of Catholic Relief Services. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Ifisashi (Peanut Stew)

  • 2 c water
  • 1 c peanuts, chopped
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 bunches spinach or collard greens, washed and chopped
  • Salt to taste

Bring water to a boil in a medium pot. Add the peanuts, tomatoes and onion. After a few minutes, add the chopped greens. Stir occasionally and continue cooking until peanuts are soft and mixture has become a thick buttery sauce—about 15 minutes.

Serve hot over polenta or rice.

Makes 4–6 servings 


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