Senegalese Black Eyed Pea Salad with Tankora Peanut Spice Mix

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Last Updated on April 13, 2020 by Chef Mireille

Senegalese Black Eyed Pea Salad with Tankora Peanut Spice MixSenegalese Black Eyed Pea Salad with Tankora Peanut Spice Mix – This healthy protein packed salad works great as a #vegan side dish or snack.


For the month of November, I am guest hosting Around the World – Senegal.  I know this is not a popular cuisine, but I hope all you experimenting cooks out there are willing to explore this delicious cuisine.  On the event announcement page here, you can gets lots of useful info about this cuisine as well as some links to recipes.

For today’s recipe, I am using the ubiquitous Tankora Spice Mix which is used often in Senegalese cuisine.  Try this spice mix on any vegetable or rice dish and you will become an instant fan. Peanuts are used often in African cuisines and are used in every course of the meal from beverages to stews to desserts. With both peanuts and beans in this salad, it is a Protein Packed Powerhouse of a dish.

Although the recipe below is made by soaking the dried beans overnight and then cooking them, you can make this salad quick and easy in a fraction of the time by utilizing canned beans instead.

You can customize this salad as you like and add more vegetables. Some great additions would be corn, summer squash and onions. Then add a liberal amount of Tankora and it transforms any simple salad into something special.

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Want to get a better idea of how easy it is to make this salad LIVE – Check out my video!

Enjoy a little piece of Senegal on your plate tonight!

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Senegalese Black Eyed Pea Salad with Tankora Peanut Spice Mix

Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Senegalese
Servings: 4


  • Salad Ingredients:
  • 2 cups black eyed peas soaked overnight
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • Tankora Ingredients:
  • 1 cup roasted peanuts
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • To make the tankora, grind the peanuts with all the spices until you have a fine powder.
  • Cook the peas with the garlic in 8 cups water, until the peas are tender. Let cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine the peas with the carrot, bell pepper, lime juice and 1/2 cup of the tankora spice mix.  Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Let rest for 30 minutes and serve.
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…linking to Around the World…Senegal hosted by me

Senegalese Black Eyed Pea Salad


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About Chef Mireille

Chef Mireille is a NYC based freelance chef instructor and food photographer. Due to her very diverse family background, she was able to travel and learn about global cultures and flavors from a young age. Her passion for culture, cooking, history and education had made her an expert on developing traditional globally inspired recipes & delicious fusion cuisine.
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  1. Usha

    Reading the intro, I was thinking this sounds familiar. Off course it is, it is one of the recipes you did live on FB. The pictures have come out good and a nice flavorful salad with black eyed peas. I love these peas in salads.

  2. Pavani

    That is such a delicious salad Mir. Tankora spice mix sounds very interesting. I usually add crushed peanuts to rice dishes, but this spice mix would be an even tastier addition.

  3. harini

    This salad sounds delicious. We use peanut powder in our cuisine very liberally. So I am sure we will love this salad with peanutty flavors embedded.

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