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Ifisashi is Zambia’s version of the greens in peanut sauce found all over Central and Southern Africa. Ifisashi, is usually a vegetarian greens and peanuts dish,  however, meat can be added if any is handy. Ifisashi is usually served with Nshima, a sort of cornmeal dumpling or mush.

How to cook Ifisashi


2 bunches fresh collard greens (or spinach), washed and chopped
250 ml raw peanuts, ground
Salt to taste
1 onion, sliced
2 medium tomatoes, sliced


In a medium-sized saucepan, boil the onion and tomatoes with the ground peanuts, adding salt to taste and water as needed. After a few minutes, add chopped greens. Stirring occasionally, continue cooking until the peanuts are soft and the mixture has become a fairly thick buttery sauce (15-20 minutes). Serve hot or cold.

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