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10 AFRICAN INSPIRED VEGAN RECIPES

These 10 African Inspired Vegan Recipes are definitely a must-try. With African food you have options, regardless of your dietary preference. Dive into these amazing vegan recipes and enjoy the wonderful flavors.

1.WEST AFRICAN PEANUT SOUP WITH TOFU

This West African Peanut stew is definitely a must-try in my honest and humble opinion. With time from prep to eating under 45 minutes, you can get dinner on the table in record time. Not only is it delicious, but its also healthy and super easy to make. Regardless of your dietary preference you have options.

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2.BAKED COCONUT TUMERIC CHICKPEA RICE

When you hear your family telling you things like ” this is the best rice I’ve had in a while” you know it’s there, there being where you want to be with taste and flavor. Chickpeas are one of my favorite he says. Well here we are then. A hearty baked Coconut turmeric chickpea rice. The perfect entertainment platter to grace your lunch or dinner table. That beautiful yellow will gather the crowd. conversations will start the moment your guests open the door. it smells wonderful.

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3.SWEET PLANTAIN AND BLACK BEAN BOWL

My Sweet plantain and black bean bowl, its vegan, hearty, spicy and oh so delicious. Part of me says I should feel guilty for pan-frying, part of me says it’s the best way to treat plantains this ripe. Part of me doesn’t really care because it’s worth every bite!

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4.OVEN-BAKED CAMEROON JOLLOF

It’s no Cameroonian Party without a sizable tray of Jollof. This one-pot rice dish is a staple not only in Cameroon, but also in Ghana, Nigeria, and Senegal. Rice is slowly cooked in a tomato-based sauce, infusing all the wonderful flavors. Hosting an African Party? These two things are the key, actually, they are almost an unspoken binding agreement with your guests. Great Food and Great Music!

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5.BALSAMIC GLAZED SWEET RIPE PLANTAIN

Balsamic glazed sweet ripe plantains pan-fried in coconut oil. This three-ingredient delight could be your favorite new breakfast item. Nothing like a good sweet and savory combo.

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6.SPICY POTATO LENTIL SOUP WITH KALE

Share a bowl of this Delicious potato lentil soup with friends and family. Hearty, filling, and very healthy for your body.

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7.Vegan Mushroom Pepper Soup with Oyster/Cremini mushrooms

Simple Mushroom pepper soup, the perfect ” Soup of the day”. Pepper Soup is a light, broth-like usually spicy soup and packed with loads of flavor. Enjoyed in west African countries like Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana and more. The array of meats used for this is very vast and literally every cut of the animal can be used. With such versatility, you can build flavors with whatever you want, meat, poultry, seafood, you name it. Basil, ginger, garlic, onions, some hot peppers and other African spices will make your neighbor invite themselves over. 

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8.CAMEROON KOKI BEANS

This dish brings back some great-grandma memories that really will never be forgotten. A favorite in my village and a delicacy here in the diaspora. It takes a little longer than most of the meals I make but trust me, its worth every minute.

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9.BLACK BEANS AND PLANTAIN STEW

This simple black beans and plantain stew was so hearty and filling all I had for dinner after having it for lunch was a shake! Maybe I had a little too much of it but I couldn’t help my self. .When a warm, guilt-free healthy bowl like this finds its way to your lunch table you say “why the heck not!

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10.SWEET POTATO FRIES

You can’t go wrong with these crispy, outrageously delicious sweet potato fries.  They are amazing right off the fryer, but with a sprinkle of kosher salt, you’ll why it took you so long to try them.

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Here you go, 10 African inspired vegan recipes you should be Enjoying.

 

 

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