Light Soup

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Light soup is a very fast soup that can be made with readily available supplies. It’s often cooked in high heat. The soup is very nutritious and healthy as it is made from natural products (vegetables and natural spices).

This recipe is going to teach you how to make light soup the Ghanaian way.

Where Does Light Soup Come From?

Ghana! It is a traditional Ghanaian soup made by the GaDangme(or Ga) people of the Greater Accra Region.

Originally formulated as a ‘Tomatoes-Base Sea Fish Light Soup’ called ‘Aklo(or Aklor)’ for fishermen off the coast of Accra, but over time it evolved into a soup made with both fish and goat-meat, or fish and lamb-meat, or exclusively the meat of the livestock of choice.

Fufu and Light Soup

Fufu and Light soup is a spicy tomato-based soup. A hot bowl of light soup brings the best relief when you have a cold/ flu. The perfect dinner for a cold night and a comforting soup that will warm you up from the inside out.

Preparing the soup with Fufu as lunch on a weekend in Ghana is what a roast is to an English man on a Sunday. This healthy traditional soup can be made with beef, goat meat, pork, chicken, lamb, or mutton.

The soup is made by steaming fish or meat in a saucepan with herbs, onion, garlic, and ginger. After that, tomato paste is added. Boiling chili peppers, garden eggs, and tomatoes are mixed before being added to the saucepan. The soup is thinned with water until it reaches the desired consistency.

More onions and tomatoes are added, then blended, and the soup is left to simmer. It is then served with dishes like fufubanku, or konkonte.

Ghanaian Fufu Facts:

Fufu is a local Ghanaian dish made from cassava and unripe plantain. It is traditionally eaten by hand instead of cutleries. Most often (others prefer cocoyam to plantain while others use yam instead of cassava).

In principle, it is the sauce/soup that gives the Fufu dish its unique identity. However, in Ghana, the common Fufu dishes are Fufu with Light Soup, Fufu with Groundnut Soup, and Fufu with Palm Nut Soup. For the step by step Fufu Recipe Click Here 

How To Prepare Light Soup

Ghanaian light soup is a hot and  spicy tomato based soup. There are different variations of the soup, it can be made with fish beef chicken or mushrooms. Traditionally, it is usually eaten with fufu, plain rice, omo tuo (rice balls) amongst others, but it’s also delicious on its own. Besides, this soup is very soothing when you have a cold.

Hint: There are many variations of this recipe: you can cook some eggplant or zucchini in a saucepan, then blend and add it near the end for a thicker soup; or you can add many other vegetables like okra or mushrooms, or other herbs or seasonings.

Here’s the recipe for light soup prepared the Ghanaian way. Happy Eating!

Light Soup

Light soup is a popular Ghanaian soup that goes along with several main meals. Learn how to prepare light soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Ghanaian
Servings 3
Calories 355.6 kcal



  • 4 pieces tomato
  • tomato paste
  • pepper powder
  • pepper
  • spices (garlic, ginger, seasoning)
  • okra
  • garden eggs
  • dry fish
  • cow meat
  • chicken
  • salt
  • water



  • Wash and clean your fish and meat thoroughly in a bowl of water. Remove bones if any
  • Wash pepper garlic, onion and ginger and blend together.
  • Season with garlic, ginger, pepper and onion mixture. Add a moderate amount of salt to taste.
  • Marinate for about 30 minutes.
  • Steam under medium heat for about 8 minutes. Take out the fish from the stock to prevent it from dissolving.
  • Peel and wash onions, tomatoes and peppers. Add to the stock and add fill 2/3 of the cooking pot or saucepan with water.
  • Boil under medium heat until the vegetables (onion, pepper and tomatoes) are soft.
  • Remove the vegetables, blend until smooth and pout it back into the saucepan.
  • Add a desirable amount of water.
  • Add the fish and little amount of salt to taste. Simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Your light soup is ready


Calories: 355.6kcal
Keyword light soup, Soup
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