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Holiday Recipe Spotlight: Sukuma Wiki

Updated: Mar 6, 2022

Sukuma Wiki is a rustic African dish which is enjoyed in many parts of East Africa. This entrée is easy to make, low budget and goes along with variety of meals. This recipe can include lean fish or chicken or beef. However, I have made it vegan. I like this dish because the tomatoes and garlic in recipe mask the flavor of collard greens. This recipe will serve 6 people.

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes


  1. 2 Tbsp canola oil

  2. 1 tsp cumin seeds (optional)

  3. 4 garlic cloves, minced

  4. 1 cup yellow onion, roughly chopped

  5. 12 oz can of diced tomatoes

  6. 1 ½ tsp salt, or according to taste.

  7. 1 bunch collard greens, washed and roughly chopped.

  8. 8 oz can of red kidney beans, drained (optional)


1. Heat Canola oil in pan on medium heat and add cumin seeds.

2. Once the cumin seeds start to splutter, add the garlic and roughly chopped onions.

3. Once the onions become translucent, add the diced tomatoes with juice and let the tomatoes cook for 3 minutes on medium heat while you stir the mixture.

4. Add the collard greens and kidney beans. Cover and cook for 7 minutes on low heat.

This easy, healthy dish can be served with rice, tortilla or eaten on its own. It is rich in folate, Vitamin C, iron, calcium and fiber. This recipe will keep you satisfied for a long time.


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