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How to Make Yam and Onion Sauce

Vegan recipe: How to make yam and onion sauce

A lot of people think being vegan is hard in Nigeria but that’s not true. There are several recipes that can be tweaked to match Nigerian meals that still meet vegan requirements. Today’s lunch inspiration is how to make yam and onion sauce.

This meal is really easy to cook because you don’t need too many ingredients. You can literally replicate this with the ingredients you have at home.

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | Difficulty: Easy



2 big Onion bulbs

Habanero pepper


Palm oil


Seasoning powder


  • Before you start cutting your yam into slices, wash your pepper, tomatoes, and one onion bulb. Blend your pepper but don’t blend till it’s smooth. I usually make my blend pepper rough but this is totally up to you.
  • After blending, set aside. Slice the remaining onion and set it aside. Then cut your yam into slices and peel. The number of slices also depends on the number of people you are cooking for or the number of yam slices that would satisfy you.
  • Wash your peeled yam properly and place it into a saucepan. Add some water and salt to the yam and place on high heat. It should take your yam about 20 minutes to cook.
  • While your yam is cooking, place a saucepan on medium heat and pour your palm oil into it. Bleach your oil and add your sliced onion to the palm oil and stir fry for 30 seconds. Then add your blended pepper, seasoning powder, and salt. Stir and let your sauce cook on medium-low heat. After about 10 minutes, take off the heat.
  • Your yam should be fully cooked by now. Your yam and onion sauce is ready to serve and eat. Enjoy!

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Moyo Olorunsola

Moyo is a linguist who loves writing and uses her platform to encourage others to stay active and positive with their health, food and wellness tips.

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