Ebunuebunu is an indigenous Ghanaian soup prepared with cocoyam leaves (Kontomire).

It is mostly served with fufu.

It can be made with snails, beef or herrings.

Although consumed by most tribes in Ghana, it is highly noted among the people from the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana.

Another name of Ebunuebunu soup is green soup.

In this recipe, we are going to show you

  • The ingredients used to prepare this soup
  • Step by step guide to preparing ebunuebunu with ease

Do spare us 20 minutes of your time as we take you through.

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Definition of local names

Kontomire – cocoyam leaves

Ebunuebunu – green soup


What is Ebunuebunu?

A soup prepared with kontomire leaves, ingredients and any choice of meat, especially snails.

It is noted for its dark green colour.


Health benefits

  • It is rich in vitamin c which helps boots the immune system
  • Rich in vitamin A for healthy eyes
  • The high dietary fibre in cocoyam helps in digestion
  • Helps in weight loss
  • And many more


Ingredients to prepare Ebunuebunu soup

  • Snails or any meat of your choice
  • Herrings/dry or smoked fish
  • Ginger
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Kontomire
  • prekese
  • salt
  • peanut butter /groundnut paste (optional) for nkatekonto


Recipe instructions.

  1. Wash the kontomire leaves in a clean bowl and put into a saucepan
  2. Add a little amount of water and boil under a medium heat
  3. Remove after 5 minutes when it softens
  4. Wash the meat and put into another saucepan.
  5. Wash and cut onions into pieces.
  6. Add diced onions to meat, add seasoning and salt to taste
  7. Place it over medium heat
  8. Chop some onions and pour into a blender, add ginger, pepper and garlic and blend into a smooth mixture
  9. Pour the blended mixture into the meat on fire.
  10. Add about 4 pieces of fresh tomatoes and fresh onions
  11. Add a teaspoon of peanut butter
  12. Blend the cocoyam leaves and pour it into the soup
  13. Add about 4 cups of water. you can add more depending on how thick you want your soup to be.
  14. Remove the cooked onions and cooked tomatoes and blend together.
  15. Pour the blended mixture back into the soup
  16. Add this point, you can add the herrings or smoked fish
  17. Allow the soup to boil for about 15 minutes.
  18. Add salt or maggie cube to taste
  19. Add the prekese and allow it to difuse in the soup for about 5 minutes.
  20. The soup is ready
  21. Serve with fufu


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