Hi foodies,

Let’s make something quick and easy: pepper sauce. This is somewhere between regular Nigerian stew and ofada sauce. It doesn’t require all the excessive frying and cooking of meats for hours. This sauce goes well with anything: chips, plantains, rice, quinoa etc.


  • 3 small sweet bell peppers (slice one of them)
  • 1 white onion (sliced) and 1 purple onion
  • 3 plum tomatoes
  • 1 handful of basil leaves
  • Seasonings: knorr chicken bouillon, pepper flakes, and all-spice seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil


  1. Cut the tomatoes, purple onion, and 2 bell peppers into large chunks.
  2. Steam the vegetables and basil in a deep pot with 1/4 cup of hot water.
  3. When the vegetables are soft and the water is completely evaporated, transfer to  a large mortar and grind them with a pestle in to a coarse paste. (Alternatively, you can use the pulse feature on your blender to achieve this).
  4. In a separate pan, heat oil and brown the sliced white onions.
  5. Add the sliced sweet peppers to the pepper base.
  6. Add seasonings.
  7. Leave on medium heat until sauce has formed a thick paste and the slice bell peppers are soft.

Enjoy and please let me know if you do try this recipe 🙂

Kind regards,