How To Make Ghana Ayoyo Soup

Ayoyo soup, also known as Ghanaian jute leaf soup, is popularly served with tuozafi.

Ayoyo Soup is a Ghanaian green soup made with jute leaves and served with stew and tuozafi.

Today we walk you through how to prepare this Ghanaian soup, the ingredients used and the various steps to take in preparing it.


Ayoyo leaves (jute leaves) 100kg

1/2 teaspoon of powdered potash

2 cups of water

Salt to taste

1 seasoning cube

chilly pepper to taste

4-5 tbsp shrimp powder


  1. Nicely pick just leaves (no stem allowed), then go ahead and wash properly with a lot of water to remove any sand left on it.
  2. Pour 2 cups of water in a cooking pot and heat to boiling point, add the washed ewedu leaves, soak the half teaspoon of potash in half cup of water and filter into the pot (to soften the leaves), cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Let it cool for five minutes then transfer into a blender and pulse a couple of times, you get a coarsely ground leaves, not smoothly ground.
  4. Transfer back to the pot and add the ground crayfish, 1 seasoning cube, salt and pepper to taste.

Allow to simmer for just 2 minutes and you are done with making ayoyo soup.


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