Beans and Spicy Tomatoes Sauce


Published: April 2, 2014

This recipe is a healthy version of the famous ewa agoyin. The beans are a source of protein and the sauce is made with olive oil and lots of vegetables so you still get the agoyin taste but healthier.

Beans and Spicy Tomatoes Sauce


  • 1 cup boiled beans
  • 3 cups water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 habanero/atarodo pepper
  • 1 seasoning cube (optional)*
  • ½ teaspoon curry
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Protein of choice previously cooked with onions, seasoning cube* (optional), salt, curry (chicken, Goat meat. Pork, fish etc)


  1. In a clean pot, add the beans (after it has been picked of any particles) and water. Boil for 45 -60 minutes or until soft to taste preference.
  2. While the beans in boiling, Chop the tomato, onion, bell pepper and habanero and place in a blender. Roughly chop for 60 seconds.
  3. In a pot, add the olive oil. Once hot, place the vegetable mix into the pan and stir. Fry for 10-15 minutes or until the oil is on the top of the tomatoes. Add curry, thyme, seasoning cube (optional) and salt to taste.
  4. Fry for 10 more minutes and add any protein and cook for 5 more minutes.
  5. Serve with beans.

*Since seasoning cube is so high in sodium and yet in almost all Nigerian dishes, reducing its intake, or eliminating it from the diet, may help improve your health. Read our seasoning cube feature here.

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About Lohi Ogolo

Lohi Ogolo is a chef and culinary enthusiast interested in the use of modern culinary techniques infused with African flavors to attract the world to African, particularly Nigerian, foods. She is a graduate of a culinary institute in Toronto, Canada and owner of the food inspired business, Lohi’s Creations. She can be found on Twitter @Lohiscreation or her award winning blog.

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