Lettuce Soup - African Cuisine Recipe Video

This is a delicious sauce made with lettuce leaves and serve with rice


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time40 Min
Ready In1 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings4
DishMain Ingredient


 Lettuce500 Gram, cleaned and chopped finely
 Meat300 Gram, cut into cubes
 Fish1 Small
 Vegetable oil4 Tablespoon
 Peanut butter2 Tablespoon
 Onion1 , sliced
 Bouillon cube1 (Chicken Seasoning or Maggi)
 Salt To Taste (Optional)
 Chili To Taste (Optional)
 Water2 Cup (32 tbs) (as needed)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 386 Calories from Fat 231

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g40.4%

Saturated Fat 5.1 g25.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 52.5 mg

Sodium 639.7 mg26.7%

Total Carbohydrates 10 g3.2%

Dietary Fiber 3.7 g14.9%

Sugars 3.7 g

Protein 29 g58.2%

Vitamin A 220.4% Vitamin C 54.5%

Calcium 6.1% Iron 10.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a pan, boil chopped lettuce in water for 15-20 minutes. Drain and set aside.
2. In another pan, put the meat and fish, boil for 10-15 minutes with some salt. Strain and reserve the liquid.
3. In a skillet, heat the oil and fry the pre-boiled meat, with onion and bouillon.
4. Pour the reserved water of the meat. Cover and let it cook.
5. Remove the bones from the fish and reserve the meat.
6. Add the peanut butter in the skillet, pour some water and cook for 5 minutes.
7. Add the pre-boiled leaves and 1 cup of water in the skillet. Stir, cover and cook for 10 minutes.
8. Stir in fish and season with salt and chili (optional). Cook until the soup thickens.

9. Serve with rice and enjoy.

Editors Review

African Lettuce Soup might come to you as a surprise. This is a simple braised dish flavored with fish and meats. Watch this video for the details of this classic African soup that goes well with rice.