Lifestyles Guide

How to Make Ewedu Soup – popular Nigeria Soup

Ewedu soup is a popular West African soup made with jute leaves, a type of leafy green vegetable. It is a thick, slimy soup that is often served with swallows such as eba, pounded yam, or fufu. Ewedu soup is a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A and C, iron, and calcium.

Ewedu leaves (jute leaves)
Ewedu leaves (jute leaves)


  • 1 bunch of jute leaves
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon of ground crayfish
  • 1 tablespoon of blended locust beans (iru)
  • 1 bouillon cube (optional)
  • Salt to taste


  1. Pick the jute leaves from the stalks and wash them thoroughly.
  2. Place the jute leaves in a blender with 1 cup of water and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour the blended jute leaves into a pot and add the remaining 1 cup of water, ground crayfish, blended locust beans, and bouillon cube (if using).
  4. Bring the soup to a boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the soup has thickened.
  5. Season with salt to taste.
  6. Serve hot with your favorite swallow.


  • For a smoother soup, blend the jute leaves until they are very fine.
  • If you don’t have a blender, you can chop the jute leaves very finely and then pound them in a mortar and pestle until they are smooth.
  • To prevent the soup from becoming too slimy, don’t overcook it.
  • If the soup is too thick, you can add more water.
  • If the soup is too thin, you can add a little bit of cornstarch or flour to thicken it.


  • You can add other vegetables to your ewedu soup, such as tomatoes, onions, and peppers.
  • You can also add meat or fish to your ewedu soup.
  • For a richer flavor, you can add a dollop of palm oil to your ewedu soup.

Serving Suggestions

Ewedu Soup
Ewedu Soup

Ewedu soup is typically served with swallows such as eba, pounded yam, or fufu. You can also serve it with rice or bread.

Nutritional Information

A serving of ewedu soup (without swallow) contains approximately:

  • Calories: 50
  • Fat: 1 gram
  • Carbohydrates: 10 grams
  • Protein: 5 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Vitamins: A, C, K
  • Minerals: Iron, calcium, magnesium


Ewedu soup is a delicious and nutritious soup that is easy to make. It is a good source of vitamins and minerals, and it can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

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