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Abosede’s green bean and okra stew

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  • Chef: Abosede
  • Serves: 4
  • Cost: £1.20 per person
  • Cuisine: Nigeria

Abosede, one of our chefs at the Healthy Living Kitchen, made this delicious okra and green bean stew for our meal recipients recently.


It’s based on a Nigerian stew she makes at home for her family but adapted to make use of the ingredients we had available in the kitchen.


We served it with spicy roasted root vegetables and baked plantain slices.



1 tablespoon oil

1 onion, chopped

200g okra, very finely sliced

200g green beans, sliced

1 scotch bonnet, optional

200g spinach, shredded

1 tablespoon all purpose seasoning



  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil and fry the chopped onion until soft.
  2. Add the sliced okra and fry for 10 minutes, stirring often, until soft.
  3. Add the sliced green beans and cook for a further 5 minutes, until soft.
  4. Add 200g shredded spinach and a tablespoon of all purpose seasoning.
  5. If using, deseed the scotch bonnet and add whole to the dish.
  6. Simmer for 20 minutes until the spinach is wilted and cooked down.
  7. Serve with fufu, rice or yam.