Recipe Ideas using Moringa Oleifera

Moringa Oleifera, also known as the “miracle tree”, produces leaves and seeds that provide a multitude of uses. In addition to its use in medicine, Moringa Oleifera can be incorporated into a number of recipes that offer a tremendous amount of nutritional value. Here are some of our favorite recipes that we’ve collected from across the internet which include Moringa Oleifera and take advantage of this superfood’s versatility.

Pizza with Moringa Oleifera

Ingredients: wholegrain crust or wholegrain flat tortilla, organic or other spaghetti sauce, chopped onions and chopped spinach, freshly picked Moringa Oleifera leaves, lots of cheese – queso cheese, mozzarella cheese or a melting cheese of your choice, several minced fresh garlic cloves or garlic salt, olive oil drizzled over all of it

Preparation: Bake, in preheated 400 degree Fahrenheit oven, until cheese melts and crust is light brown.  There are not any specific quantities of Moringa Oleifera to use for your pizza -it depends on your personal taste. Cover the flatbread with sauce, to within 1/4 – 1/2 inch from the edge. Enjoy your pizza!

Egg Omelette with Moringa Oleifera

Ingredients: eggs (as many as you’d like to include with your omelette) , a substantial amount of freshly picked Moringa Oleifera leaves, if you prefer, add these extras: sautéed onions and mushrooms, diced tomatoes, olive oil and/or butter, several minced fresh garlic cloves or garlic salt, sea salt and/or whatever spices you like

Preparation: Add the fresh Moringa leaves right before you serve. Enjoy your omelette!

Moringa Dill Quiche

Ingredients: six eggs, fresh dill (chopped into sections), chopped or thinly sliced onions, fresh cream and some olive oil or butter, freshly picked Moringa Oleifera leaves, cheese of your choice, perhaps queso, several minced fresh garlic cloves or garlic salt, an uncooked pastry shell (or make one from scratch)

Preparation: Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit, mix all of your ingredients together in a mixing bowl, pour them into the pastry shell. Bake for thirty five minutes, or until light brown on top. Enjoy your quiche!

Vegetarian Moringa Jambalaya

Ingredients: one cup rice, 1/2 cup winged bean, blanched, one chopped onion, one carrot, thinly sliced, three Tblsp. oil, one thinly sliced green pepper, 1/2 cup freshly picked Moringa Oleifera leaves, 1/2 cup pigeon or Congo pea seeds, one Tblsp. finely chopped celery, 3/4 cup chopped tomatoes, three cups of water

Preparation: Wash rice and soak in a small bowl for one hour, then drain. Fry onion in cooking oil until tender, but not brown. Set aside. Add tomatoes. When boiling, stir in rice slowly on low heat. When rice is half cooked, add in the other ingredients. Cover tightly and cook slowly. Serve hot with sliced papaya. The recipe should serve six. Enjoy your jambalaya!

As you can see, Moringa Oleifera is a very versatile ingredient! Experiment and get creative using Moringa Oleifera with some of your own recipes. Not only is it delicious but your health will also benefit from having this super nutritious plant in your diet.

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