Explore the flavours
of West Africa

one plate at a time

Many of the West African and West Central African recipes featured here are plant-based interpretations of traditional dishes.

At its core, West African food is plant-inclined. However, the use of smoked meats and seafood are part of the food culture, which has also been influenced by transcontinental trade and colonialism. We encourage you to explore and research the recipes, and make them your own. Enjoy!

Recipes

Stewed Beans & Fried Plantain
Beans and plantain is a combination of foods that are commonly eaten across many countries in West Africa and beyond. Prepared in different ways, the beans are stewed in a rich sauce and accompanied by fried or boiled plantains, or anything...
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Girasoli in a pepper soup broth
Pepper soup, a spicy hot broth-based soup, is a comfort food that features in many cultures across West Africa and into Cameroon. In this version, Italy meets West African flavor as girasoli is blessed with the fragrant spicy broth of traditional pepper...
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Nigerian Coconut Rice
Nigeria and Cameroon have a local coconut rice recipe that is in a league of its own. This fragrant yet flavorful rice dish deserves a spot on your table. Here's our simplified twist on the traditional dish that is easy to...
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Creamy Suya and Roasted Bell Pepper Pasta
Italy meets Northern Nigeria with this spicy hot suya cream sauce infused with roasted red peppers and tomatoes. Suya spice mix, though most popularly used to grill meats, is an amazing seasoning blend that can be used in so many different ways.
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nigerian jollof rice, ekaterra

There is a friendly debate among West Africans as to who has the best jollof rice. Mostly this 'debate' is between Ghanians and Nigerians, even though jollof rice is made in many ways by people across the region.

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