From couscous and vegetables to African peanut stew, African foods star the savory, heady flavors of cinnamon and cardamom, laced with the heat of chile peppers. These African-inspired recipes bring the aromas a Moroccan spice market and the staples of a Senegal, Malawi or Mali kitchen front and center.
Classic Moroccan flavors top this traditional chicken dinner for an exotic, but simple recipe.
Curried Fruit Couscous
The virtually no-cook salad is a great way to introduce the kids to dried fruits.
Moroccan Seafood Stew
Warm tomato sauce loaded with saffron, orange, garlic and paprika garnishes this sea bass stew.
Moroccan Spiced Pork Loin with Apricots and Chickpeas
This dish celebrates the sweetly spiced seasonings of Morocco, which pairs so beautifully with fruit and chickpeas. Serve with 1/2 cup steamed couscous.
Moroccan Couscous with Saffron
This dish is tasty and looks gorgeous on a big serving plate as the centerpiece of a meal.
Beef Tagine with Squash and Beets
Rustic and hearty, this warming winter tagine uses ginger and hot chile pepper for a touch of spicy heat.
Cinnamon Lamb Tagine with Apricots
Cinnamon is one of the key ingredients in North African spice blends. Here its sweetness is balanced by the tartness of the dried apricots.
Golden Chicken with Potatoes and Chickpeas
Two colorful and aromatic spices combine in this beautiful dish for tastes fit for a sultan.
Somali Bantu Rice
Flavored with cilantro and cardamom, this rice is a great side for chicken or beef.
African Peanut Stew
Serve this African-inspired vegetarian stew on rice for a hearty and healthful main dish.
Moroccan Bouquet Garni
Tie whole spices in a bit of cheesecloth to make them easy to remove before serving.
Fig-Glazed Chicken Thighs
Here’s an easy, dark-meat chicken dish with flavors that evoke North African accents.