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!


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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Mushroom dodo. Mushdodo. Gizdodo

This recipe is a plant-based take on gizdodo, a popular Nigerian appetizer (or main dish if you so choose). Normally a combination of gizzards and fried plantain in a pepper sauce, it is often served at gatherings, parties, weddings, or any other occasion.

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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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