Egyptian Molokhia

  • prep time1 min
  • total time 25 min
  • serves 4
Michael Smith
Michael Smith Chef at Home

This dish of healthy greens is common in Egypt and packed with vitamins and nutrients.

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Directions for: Egyptian Molokhia


4 cup chicken broth

3 bay leaves

1 onion, peeled and diced

1 Tbsp tomato paste

Salt and pepper

2 lb(s) prepared molokhia leaves, purchased frozen and thawed

6 clove garlic, peeled and minced

2 Tbsp cumin seed

½ cup olive oil

Juice of 1 lemon


1. Pour the broth into a soup pot and add the bay leaves, onion, tomato paste, salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Add the molokhia and season with salt and pepper. Stir well. Simmer for 20 minutes.

2. Pour the olive oil into a large skillet over medium high heat. Stir in the garlic and cumin seed. Continue stirring or swirling the pan. When the garlic is golden brown, pour the hot oil over the surface of the simmering molokhia. Squeeze the lemon juice in and serve immediately.

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