We all have dreams of being those star home chefs, who can whip up the most amazing meals at just a moment’s notice. Mealtimes are some of the best times, why wouldn’t we want them to be enjoyable? But we’re also all familiar with the fact that sometimes life just gets in the way -- sometimes we have to work a little bit late, sometimes we have an extra errand to run, sometimes we realize we never made it to the grocery store. That’s where our soups can easily step up to the plate.
Our soups from Egunsi Foods are wonderful as standalone meals, or as a way to add a little extra flavorful boost to whatever else you have cooking. Either way, they’ll help make mealtime a little bit easier this week, no matter what else you have going on. Here are some ideas about my favorite ways to use them.
The beauty of Egusi Soup is its rich texture profile and its little hint of sweetness. It’s savory, has understated nutty accents, plenty of veggies, and just a bit of a kick from the habanero pepper. It’s delicious over roasted chicken, or with your favorite veggies!
Gbegiri soup is our creamy -- but still just a little bit chunky -- soup made from Nigerian honey beans. It’s rich and flavorful, and we love finding different ways to use it, such as using it as a dip for chips or nachos, a topping for tacos or pasta, or for your favorite lunch bowl! This bowl, with sauteed kale, mushrooms, and caramelized onions is one of my favorite plant-based options.
Obe Ata is one of those foods where there are just endless possibilities for how you can eat it. It can be eaten on its own, as a sauce for pasta or meat or veggies, or as the base for something more stew-like -- like this chili! This is a great way to add a little extra spice and Nigerian kick to an old American classic, and using the Obe Ata helps it come together in no time.
Our Groundnut Soup, or peanut butter soup, is rich in flavor and relies on our in-house vegetable base and natural peanut butter. There are many things that make good pairings with Groundnut soup, but here I like to use it as a way to dress up a meal and pack a little extra punch to this summery bowl.