beniseed soup african sesame stew
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Beniseed Soup (African Sesame Seed Stew)

Beniseed soup (African sesame seed stew) is a nutrition-packed, delicious African soup with a pleasant, irresistible flavor you will fall in love with!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soups & Stews
Cuisine: Nigerian
Keyword: african sesame seed stew, beniseed soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 783kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 450 F.
  • Wash sesame seeds and let drain on a colander.
  • Spread on a tray and roast in the oven for 10 minutes, stirring halfway.
  • Blend the bell pepper and habanero together and chop the onions.
  • Blend the roasted sesame seeds in a personal blender until it begins to clump together.
  • Add palm oil to a pan on medium heat.
  • When heated, add the chopped onions and stir.
  • After a minute, add the blended pepper mix and stir for 5 minutes.
  • Add the blended sesame seeds and stir for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the meat, bouillon powder, crayfish, and cayenne pepper.
  • Let simmer for about 5 minutes on low heat.
  • Pour in the broth, mix together and adjust spices and salt if necessary.
  • Bring to a boil and let simmer on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add the chopped spinach and let it cook on low heat for 5 more minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  • This recipe serves 6 and contains 7g net carbs per serving.
  • If you want it less spicy, remove the seeds from the habanero pepper before using it, and leave out the cayenne pepper. It will still have a slightly spicy taste.
  • Always remove the core and seeds from the bell pepper before blending.
  • You can roast the sesame seeds on the stovetop. Just stir in a dry skillet till the color turns golden brown.


Calories: 783kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 67g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 645mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4515IU | Vitamin C: 29.7mg | Calcium: 433mg | Iron: 8.8mg