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Gbegiri Soup. Nigerian bean soup with amala and ewedu

Easy Gbegiri Soup Recipe

Abi Olayiwola
Easy Gbegiri soup (Nigerian beans soup) prepared with canned beans is quick to put together and tastes as good as the traditional.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Nigerian, West African
Servings 6
Calories 100 kcal


  • 1 can Haricot or black eye beans
  • 1 tablespoon Ground dried prawns
  • 1 teaspoon Fermented locust beans
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper flakes/ground pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon Red palm-oil
  • 1 cube Bouillon
  • Salt to taste


  • Drain the water from the beans and rinse under cold water in a colander.
  • Pour the beans in a blender or food processor with the locust beans. Add a ½ cup of water and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into a sauce pan. Add the palm oil, ground prawns, pepper and salt. Mix and cover the pan. Reduce the heat.
  • Check and stir regularly to prevent sticking.
  • Leave until the soup is cooked. Total cooking time should not be more than 20 mins.
  • Remove from heat and serve


Calories: 100kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 5gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 31mgPotassium: 312mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Gbegiri
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