10 Stew Alternatives To Beat The Tomato Scarcity in Nigeria

I visited the market recently for my weekly shopping and restock on groceries, Mhen I got the shocker of my life.

3 pieces of tomatoes went for 100 Naira and 5 tiny shrunken pieces sold for 200 Naira. The tales have been the same all over. I felt things should be easier for a vegetable producing state Plateau, omoh, na the same everywhere o. A bag of rice shot up from 9000 Naira to 15,000 Naira per 50kg. Naija which way na. Person no go chop food again o!

This post goes out to all foodies. It’s called the Food Adjustment Program (FAP); Operation tomato alternative.

We’d be sharing 11 alternative stews and gravies to help survive the tomato scarcity.

1. Ofada Stew

ofada rice

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2. Pesto

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3. Thai Green Sauce

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4. Muhammara

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5. Garden Egg Sauce

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6. Sauteed Greens

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7. Jerk Sauce

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8. Pumpkin-Maple Sauce

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9. Nigerian Style Curries Sauce

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10. Peanut Butter Chicken Sauce

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All recipes for the above sauces/gravy are tomatoes free. Visit Kitchen Butterfly for more.