Tomato Sauce Yam

Tomato sauce can be prepared with vegetable or made just plain red with tomatoes.

We have been on different yam recipes for the past few days. Honestly I never thought this recipe would actually make my top five but it did.

I began thinking about different tomato sauce recipes that I have made in the past and it turned out that the meal below tastes even more delicious than the Mashed Chicken Porridge Yam Recipe that I made a few days back

What you find below is vegetable sauce for yam, like I said; it beats the taste of several other numerous recipes for yam. I made this in a special way and I am going to tell you about it right here.

Vegetable sauce

I know lots of ways to make tomato sauce, I have another recipe entirely for fried yam. One of the very popular Breakfast we eat in my Lagos home is a combination of fried yam, fried ripe plantain, potatoes, red tomato sauce. Sometimes, however, I would throw in some delicious fried eggs.

It serves both as breakfast and dinner in Nigeria. For that, I make a simple red tomato sauce which can also go with white cooked yam. Below is a plate containing the combination… as listed above.

Tomato Sauce

That is just another delicious tomato sauce recipe, the only difference with this and the vegetable sauce I would be talking about below is just vegetables, ya! Fluted pumpkin. For me, I prefer vegetable sauce simply because of the vegetables in it. The name ‘vegetable’ is synonymous with health, don’t you agree?

So we are going to be talking about how to make tomato sauce for yam, by that I mean the vegetable sauce which you can see above.

The preparation time for this recipe is between fifteen and twenty five minutes while the ingredients you find below are what is needed to prepare what would serve about five to seven people, please increase the ingredients if you are cooking for a larger audience.

Ingredients For Yam Sauce With Vegetables

4 cups of sliced tomatoes
Fresh Peppers
Maggi or knorr cubes (2)
5 cups of sliced ugu (fluted pumpkin)
3 tablespoons of Ground crayfish
Salt to taste
Vegetable oil (10cl)

Start by preparing your ingredients. Wash and slice the leaves, tomatoes, peppers and onions.

The image below is a combination of sliced fresh tomato/pepperonions in a plate and sliced fluted pumpkin in another plate. I use some of this while making yam sauce. It would be nice to deep fry the fish after removing the center bone.

making tomato sauce

How To Make Sauce With Vegetables For Yam
Set your cooking pot on the burner, allow to dry then pour in about 15cl of vegetable oil, this would be enough for frying the fish and also for the main cooking. Allow the oil to heat for at least one minute before frying the fish for about three to five minutes, turn frequently to avoid burning, pick out the fish and set aside.

Transfer the sliced tomatoes/peppers/onions into the pot containing the oil and fry also for about five to ten minutes while stirring occasionally to avoid burning. Fry the tomatoes/peppers until it looses its sour taste due to frying.

We are almost done with making vegetable-tomato sauce for yam.

Once you are done with frying the tomatoes, add a cubes of knorr or maggi. How does it taste?

Add salt to taste, ground crayfish, taste. Stir and add the vegetables after a minute or two.
Vegetable sauce making

Allow to simmer for another three to 3-4 minutes.

Serve with cooked white yam. We just made a pot of tomato/vegetable sauce which is used for eating yam as well as rice, beans and few other Nigerian foods.

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Eno obong

Thank you very much
I will try this recipe

September 29, 2022
lydia uche

im here in 2022 thanks for the recipe

March 15, 2022

Pls I love ur food, I need a direction on that local sauce with upaka. Thank u

May 21, 2019

Wow, I really love this, I was already thinking of what to cook for dinner , u really made me happy I love your recipe.

January 29, 2019

This is the only blog that has made me happy when it comes to food. I can now try new recipes any time. Though am not too good In kitchen but I’m learning.

February 6, 2018

Your recipes are the best

September 6, 2017

you are wonderful!

May 24, 2017
Cynthia madu

Thank u for d vegetable sauce, i tried it today. it was awesome.

March 25, 2017
okoli chinaa

this is great. God just used this medium to save my day. I’m meant to cook tomato sauce for my dad and I don’t want him to get upset..cos.. he’s a lil invalid. so THANKS

May 27, 2016

nice one chy…..u really inspire me with your food recipes..I’m gonna try this..I’m a huge fan of your blog but this is my first time of commenting

March 25, 2016

I Luv all ur food recipes,I luv cooking before and reading ur blog increase my interest in cooking more. Tanx for the tomato sauce.

September 12, 2015

Tnks nd l’m gonna try dis.

August 14, 2015
Sulaiman Kano Nigeria

Thank you very much, I want to try this sauce for my darling

May 28, 2020

pls i want you to send me how to prepare curry chicken sauce for eating rice

July 18, 2015

wanna try diz

April 27, 2015
Callista Cosmos

Thanks very much for improving my cooking.I tried this your tomato vegetable source,mehn it was fantastic infact I have win d heart of my man completely.God bless you.

September 26, 2014

It’s being wonderful with ur recipe thanks so ooooooooooooooooohhhhhh much

September 21, 2014

Thanks for the tomato sauce for yam, I am an avid reader of your blog and I must say that you are doing a very wonderful, I have learned to make lots of foods from you, I have also learn about food decoration and also about healthy Nigerian foods. Your eBook “The science of healthy Nigerian foods” was very helpful and informative. Thanks for all the help.

October 6, 2013

Hello I really enjoy all ur recipe it was ok my kids loves all d food am doing I just finish yam and  egg tomatoes sauce and they all love it and even the egusi soup was fantastic  I love it so much and my husband love it so much thank u

August 3, 2013

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