12 African Recipes to Try This Weekend

Last Updated January 13, 2018
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Tunisian-Spiced Skillet Tagine with Chickpeas and Cheese

Tunisian-Spiced Skillet Tagine with Chickpeas and Cheese
Tabil is a mixture of coriander, minced garlic, crushed red pepper and caraway seeds, and it adds the perfect background of savory spice to this Tunisian-style tagine. Similar to a crustless quiche or...

Spicy African Chickpea and Sweet Potato Stew

sweet potatoes
This recipe is oh so fall. With it being a stew and its utilization of sweet potatoes, look no further for some delicious, fall comfort food.

Dukka-Spiced Salmon Patties

dukka spiced salmon patties
Dukka is an addictive Egyptian mixture of nuts, seeds and spices. Usually composed of almonds, sesame seeds, cumin and a strong...

Moroccan Carrot Salad with Harissa Paste

Moroccan Carrot Salad with Harissa Paste
Harissa has long been a staple of North African cuisine. In countries like Tunisia, Libya, Algeria and Morocco, the peppery paste lends its garlicky flavor and vibrant red sheen to everything from...


Recipe adapted from Dropada Kaflay and Mon Gurung African eggplant is as popular with the Nepali community as with the Congolese. Take Dropada’s advice and don’t cover the pan. (It will turn...

Peri Peri Chicken

Grilled Peri Peri Chicken Legs
This South African condiment is made with bird’s eye chilies, which lend a fiery bite to grilled chicken on the streets of Cape Town. While other chili varieties can be used, many say that the bird...

Braised Oxtail Soup

This rich soup is reminiscent of beef Bourguignon. Chef Albiez recommends serving it with a side of Parmesan polenta and a green salad.


Shakshouka in a Bowl
A staple of Northern African cuisine, shakshouka means a mixture - and this poached egg dish serves up a delicious combination of herbs, spices, tomatoes and peppers.


butternut squash
Butternut squash is flavored with Moroccan spices to create this gluten-free soup. Pomegranate arils create a colorful contrast to the bright orange soup.

Vegan Jollof Rice

vegan jollof rice
"As soon as I witnessed that steaming pot of goodness in all its tomato-ey glory I just knew I had to recreate it in my own kitchen."

North African Lamb Chops

North African Lamb Chops
The chops are made special by the chermoula, a North African herb sauce that can be made a day ahead.

An African Take on Hoppin' John

African take on hoppin john with black eyed peas, collards and rice
Growing up, my mother would have had a fit if collards and black-eyed peas where not on the New Year's Day supper table. "Eat your collards for the greenbacks you'll get this year, and the peas for...
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