African side dishes make up about 65-75% of the African diet. The recipes include legumes, grains and vegetables. Each region has its own favorites and specialties.

The recipes below are a great collection of some African favorites. Recipes like Chapatis, Stir Fried Okra and Baked Sweet Potatoes are just a few of the side dish recipes made throughout the continent and shared amongst all peoples of African heritage. Most of them are super simple in the preparation but loaded with beautiful and intense flavors worth exploring!

Blackeyed Bean Soup
Boiled Corn
Baked Sweet Potato
Boiled Cassava
Cassava Fries
Chickpea Curry
Coconut Rice
Easy Couscous
Ethiopian Buticha
Ethiopian Lentil Stew
Ethiopian Vegetable Alecha
Kenyan Cabbage Stew
Grilled Corn
Jollof Rice
Kenyan Bean Stew
Moroccan Chickpea Stew
Moroccan Cucumber Salad
Mung Bean Curry
Pilau Rice
Saffron Rice
Spicy Kale
Stir Fry Cabbage
Stir Fry Okra
Sweet Potato Fries

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