10 Vegan Nigerian Recipes You Need to Try

This is a companion piece to my article “Culture Tuesday – An Exploration of Nigerian Cuisine” (Click here to read it). Quite a few of you reached out to let me know that you’d like to try some Nigerian recipes after reading the article, so I decided to compile a list of 10 amazing recipes for you to try. If you’re new to Nigerian cuisine, be sure to read my Culture Tuesday piece on (vegan) Nigerian cuisine as well.

I chose to select only recipes with ingredients that can be more easily sourced outside Nigeria and without knowing a Nigerian who can get it across from Nigeria. I also made sure to include some recipes in which palm oil can be substituted as not everyone can source West African palm oil where they live. Here they are, I hope you enjoy them! 

NIGERIAN-INSPIRED VEGAN EGUSI (MELON) SEED STEW WITH TOFU by SOMI IGBENE

Egusi (traditionally, it will contain palm oil, but this recipe excludes it). Click here or on the image below for the full recipe. 

VEGAN NO MEAT NIGERIAN EFO RIRO BY JE GBESE

Efo Riro (“locust beans” here is referring specifically to iru which is locust beans fermented in the Yoruba style. Dawadawa and ogiri, the Hausa and Igbo versions might work, but they’ll give a bit of a different flavour). Click here or on the image below to get the full recipe.

 

PUFF PUFF – NIGERIAN PUFF PUFF RECIPE BY K’S CUISINE

Click here or on the image below to get the full recipe.

 

AKARA (ACCARA): NIGERIAN AND WEST AFRICAN BEAN FRITTERS BY YUMMY MEDLEY

Akara (I would suggest adding some fresh ginger to this). Click here or on the image below to get the full recipe. 

 

 

CHICKPEA CORN FRITTERS WITH VEGAN ‘EGG’ SAUCE BY VEGAN BY SOMI (Somi Igbene)

Click here or on the image below to get the full recipe. 

 

NIGERIAN PARTY RICE BY LICK YOUR PLATES (SAMANTHA ONYEMENAM)

Party Rice: Jollof Rice AND Fried Rice. This is one of my own recipes! Click here or on the image below for the full recipe.

 

MOIN-MOIN BY IMMACULATE BITES

Moin-moin (NOTE: the photos and the recipe are of vegan moin moin. However, Imma suggests that crayfish is an optional ingredient that could be added in this recipe post, so just be aware of that and omit that step to keep it vegan). Click here or on the image below for the full recipe. 

 

BAKED PLANTAINS: NIGERIAN BOLI WITH GUACAMOLE BY NKECHI AJAEROH

Click here or on the image below for the full recipe.

 

OBE ATA/ATA DINDIN/BUKKA STEW BY THE VEGAN NIGERIAN

Click here or on the image below for the full recipe.

 

ONE POT BEANS AND SWEET CORN (ADALU) BY MY DIASPORA KITCHEN

Click here or on the image below for the full recipe. 

 

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Editor: Samantha Onyemenam.

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