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Jute or Lalo Meatless Stew

Meatless Jute Leaves Stew (Lalo Stew)

Meatless Jute Leaves Stew or Lalo Meatless Stew is a great and simple recipe for a delicious side dish all year long!
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course, Plant-Based Dishes, Side Dish
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 6
Calories 107 kcal


  • 5 cups dried lalo or jute leaves
  • 16 oz bag baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves chopped or minced
  • 6 fillets of anchovies or half of the can
  • 6 to matoes diced, (Campari tomatoes or any juicy tomatoes preferably)
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 2 scallions
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 cup mini peppers slices mixed colors - orange and red
  • 1 large red onion or 2 medium sliced or chopped
  • ½ cup parsley roughly chopped
  • 1 ½ tbsp Noubess Garlic and Herb Seasoning


  • In a large bowl, add Jute leaves or Lalo. Add water to cover leaves and add 2 pinches of baking soda. Let leaves soak for 20-30 mins so they softened.
  • While the lalo is soaking, in a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Once the oil begins to shimmer, add garlic, anchovies, tomatoes and cook stirring occasionally 4 to 5 minutes until the tomatoes have released their juices.
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  • Add celery, carrots, onions, peppers, and cook for 4 - 5 minutes, or until the onion is semi-translucent.
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  • Add parsley and Noubess Garlic and Herb and stir to mix.
  • While the vegetables are cooking, strain the jute leaves and place in the pot.
    Strained Lalo or Jute Leaves
  • Add spinach and stir to mix. Adjust seasoning, lower heat, cover and cook 3 - 5 minutes.
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  • Uncover the pot, add about ½ cup of water, adjust seasoning and add a couple of drops of fresh lemon juice. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 30 - 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.


When adjusting seasoning, add more Noubess Garlic and Herb Seasoning, or season with salt and pepper. You can also opt to add Noubess Hot and Spicy Original Sauce for a spicier taste. Drizzle the stew with Noubess Lemon Extra-Virgin Olive oil as a finishing and more flavor. 
Adding the anchovies is optional. You can also add fish sauce or oyster sauce. 


Calories: 107kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 5gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 83mgPotassium: 849mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 10419IUVitamin C: 54mgCalcium: 116mgIron: 3mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Keyword Caribbean Cooking, Easy recipe, healthy recipes, side dish, Vegetable Stew
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Nutrition info is automatically generated and provided as a courtesy and as an estimate only.

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