Vegan Egyptian Molokhia Recipe | Cooking With Jade

Vegan Egyptian Molokhia Recipe

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Vegan Egyptian Molokhia Recipe
Chef Jade_ VEGAN EGYPTIAN MOLOKHIA

VEGAN EGYPTIAN MOLOKHIA

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cuisine Egyptian
Servings 6

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 bunches fresh or frozen molokhia leaves also known as jute leaves
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges for serving
  • Cooked rice or bread for serving

Instructions
 

  • If using fresh molokhia leaves, wash them thoroughly and remove any tough stems. Roughly chop the leaves and set aside. If using frozen molokhia, defrost according to package instructions.
  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent and fragrant.
  • Add the chopped molokhia leaves to the pot and sauté for a few minutes until wilted.
  • Pour in the vegetable broth or water and stir well. Add the ground cumin, salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 30-40 minutes, partially covered, stirring occasionally.
  • The molokhia should become tender and slightly thickened. If desired, use an immersion blender or a food processor to puree the mixture for a smoother consistency.
  • Adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  • Serve the molokhia hot over cooked rice or with bread on the side.
  • Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the molokhia before eating for a tangy flavor.

Notes

NUTRITIONAL FACTS:
Calories: 130 | Total Fat: 2g | Total Carbohydrates: 24g | Dietary Fiber: 10g | Protein: 6g

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