Mixed Vegetable Sauce is a tasty sauce which is made from chopped salad vegetables. It is a colourful way to enjoy a wide range of staple foods with vegetables. Some people even call it Salad Stew, you can eat it with white rice, boiled yam, fried plantain or even mashed potatoes. It is very rich in vitamins and nutrients
- Vegetable oil
- Spring onions
- Fresh tomatoes
- Irish potatoes
- Bell pepper (optional)
- Green bell pepper
- Wash and cut the vegetables: plum tomatoes (remember to remove the seeds), carrots, cabbage and bell pepper as shown. Remember to scrape the carrots before cutting. Set these aside.
- Peel the Irish potatoes, wash and cut into small pieces. Blend into a thick paste to make potato puree and set aside. This will be used as thickener for the Vegetable Sauce.
- Wash and cut the whole chicken into pieces. Place in a pot, add chopped spring onions, stock cubes and thyme. Add water to cover the contents of the pot and start cooking.When done, add salt to taste and top up the water to the same level as the contents if necessary.
- Once it boils, add the chopped tomatoes and the vegetable oil. Cover and cook for 15 minutes.
Add the carrots and cook for 5 minutes, add the potato puree, chopped bell peppers and cabbage. Stir, cover and allow to cook for 5 minutes on high heat. Add salt to taste and the sauce is ready to be served.
Here is a video on how to make the Nigerian Mixed Vegetable sauce
Source: All Nigerian Recipes
NOTE: By increasing or decreasing the amount of potato puree added, it will either thicken the sauce more or less till you get a consistency that appeals to you.
Serve with white rice, boiled yam, fried plantain or mashed potatoes.
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