Senegalese Black Eyed Pea Salad with Tankora Peanut Spice Mix

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Last Updated on September 2, 2021 by Chef Mireille

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

Senegalese Black Eyed Pea Salad with Tankora Peanut Spice Mix

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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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  • Make the Tankora spice mix.
  • Combine the beans with all the vegetables and spices and mix together.
  • Leave to rest for at least 15 minutes for the flavors to develop.
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 hour 15 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Senegalese
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 337kcal


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 Spice Mix Ingredients


  • 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.


You can add other vegetables to this salad as you prefer like:
  • green peas
  • corn
  • zucchini


Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 1337mg | Potassium: 668mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3602IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. 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. 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. 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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