Saturday, August 16, 2008

Vegetable and Okra Soup

This easy African soup is quite spicy. Adjust the amount of chili to suit yourself. Recipe serves 6.


1 cup onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground chili
2 cups diced potato
1 cup cabbage cut into 1 inch (2.5 cm) lengths
1 cup okra, sliced
3 tomatoes, diced
3 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup lemon juice


1. Heat oil in a large pot and saute onion and garlic for 10 minutes. Add the thyme and chili and cook for 5 more minutes while stirring.
2. Add remaining ingredients except lemon juice. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
3. Add lemon juice. Stir and serve.

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