Zogale Salad also known as Moringa Salad is a straightforward meal popularly known in northern Nigeria. It can be used as a side dish for other dishes, such as Jollof Rice, Fried Rice, and Spaghetti Jollof, or as a cold appetizer, such as Kwadon Kabeji, Kwadon Rama, Kwadon Lettuce, and the likes. In this write-up, I will be walking you through how to make Zogale Salad.
This meal is worth trying at home because of the various health benefits it has.
Let’s see how this meal is made.
Equipment for Making Zogale Salad
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Ingredients for Making Zogale Salad
A bunch of moringa leaves (zogale)
Groundnut powder (garin kuli)
A pinch of salt
Procedure for Making Zogale Salad
STEP 1: Pick the moringa leaves (ganyen zogale) and wash them with water only.
STEP 2: Add the washed leaves to the cooking pot, add water to it, and put it over medium heat.
STEP 3: Cover the pot and allow it to cook for 20 minutes.
STEP 4: Wash the green pepper, onions, tomatoes, and cucumber. Cut or slice them into desired shapes and keep them aside.
STEP 5: When the moringa leaves are cooked, get rid of the extra water by straining them in a colander or basket.
STEP 6: Put the cooked leaves in a bowl and add the kuli kuli powder, grounded pepper, seasonings cube, and a pinch of salt. Mix very well.
STEP 7: Then, add the sliced tomatoes, onions, cucumber, and green pepper to the bowl and mix very well again.
STEP 8: The Zogale Salad is ready to be served.
How to Serve Zogale Salad
Serve this meal on plates and eat with your fingers, or spoon, preferably, your fingers.
Don’t forget to keep drinking water close to you or any beverage of your choice, as this meal will make you crave water.
Occasions to Serve Best
It has no specific occasion to serve it but it can be served at any, anyway.
You could also eat it as lunch or dinner. Again, you can take it as a dessert.
How to Store Zogale Salad
Sadly, Kwadon Zogale cannot be stored. It is usually eaten when it’s made and that’s how it should be. If you decide to keep it for a longer period, it will look very damp and not appetizing at all.
Health Benefits of Zogale Salad
Furthermore, it is rich in amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein, and lowers cholesterol levels.
That’s all on how to make Zogale Salad.
But during the process of making this meal, instead of washing the moringa leaves with just water, some choose to wash them with salt and warm water. Whichever one you choose to do, will have the same perfect result.
Perhaps you have been wondering how to make Zogale Salad, but not anymore.
NOTE: The strained water from the moringa leaves is very useful. It will help improve your health instead of just throwing it away.
You are always welcome to Northpad Nigeria for more local delicacies.