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Melon Seed Soup Recipe (Werewere Soup)

How to make Melon Seed Soup ( “Werewere Soup”)

Have you tasted this soup before? If not, then try it. It’s delicious and a great substitute of Groundnut Soup. Your evening meal just got excited!!!


Health Benefits of Melon Seeds

It contains Magnesium which helps regulate muscle and nerve function, has a hand in protein synthesis, and regulates blood sugar levels.

It contains Vitamins which helps in the formation of blood cells and bone marrow, conversion of carbohydrates to give you energy, and preventing birth defects.



#When you hear a popping sound when roasting melon seed(werewere), it indicates that it is cooked  or take one seed and break it. A lightly brown color on the inside indicates that its cooked.

# You can add more water to the shells to blend again until no shells are left.


Ingredients for melon seed soup

1 cups melon seed( werewere)

Dry fish

Smoked mackerel( if preferred)

Assorted Meat

2 onions

2 fresh tomatoes

3 hot peppers

2 clove of garlic

Ginger(quantity of choice)

Seasoning powder or cube




Roast melon seed(werewere) in a pan under medium heat for 8-10mins

Pour cooked seed into blender,add enough water then blend until it’s smooth

Use a colander or sieve to strain it to separate the juice from the shells into a saucepan

Boil and cook the juice under medium heat for 6 min. Set aside

Wash and cut 1onion, garlic, pepper and ginger then blend

In a separate saucepan, add meat and season with salt, seasoning cubes then add blended ingredients.

Steam meat for 10mins then add tomatoes and 1onion

Pour in cooked melon juice(werewere) extract and boil for 5-10mins

Take tomatoes and onion out when soft and blend. Add it to soup

Wash and add your dry fish and smoked mackerel (if preferred), add salt to taste and allow soup to boil for 15mins

When you notice oil forming on top, it indicates soup is ready. Serve with Fufu or Rice. Enjoy!!!

Agatha Nyame
Agatha Nyame is a food lover, a musician and a nurse. She is the Chief Content Editor of My Recipe Joint. She spends most of her time recording music and sharing recipes to the everyday Ghanaian. Agatha is currently a practicing Nurse in Ghana. Get in touch via Telephone: +233 (0) 542 336 819


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