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.
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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.
HOW TO MAKE AFRICAN BLACK EYED PEA SALAD
- 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.
The Tankora Spice Mix really transforms this simple salad into something spectacular. Having a variety of spices in your pantry makes creating delicious foods in just a few minutes easy and convenient.
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Senegalese Black Eyed Pea Salad with Tankora Peanut Spice Mix
- 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
- 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.
- green peas
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such a healthy salad…
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This is the first time I have seen the name Senagal. In fact I am waiting for google to load the page i have chosen. This salad if it is any indication we will love this cuisine.Thanks.
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Very interesting salad, never heard about this Senegalese salad..
The salad looks great! I think black eyed peas are totally under appreciated 🙂
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I loved this recipe. My boyfriend loved it too. Thanks for sharing this to us.
This salad looks so delicious & healthy and i love the spice powder used in this salad. Really love the video recipe and the way you’re smiling when talking!!!
thanks – I’m still getting used to doing the videos!
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.
thanks – yes it is indeed a very flavorful salad
The spice mix sounds delicious. This would make such a great evening snack.
I love the picture of your spice mix. I’m unable to move from that picture. The dish sounds very interesting.
thanks – it is quite a flavorful spice mix I highly recommend
I love black eyed peas regular salad with tomatoes and onion. This Senegalese version of salad looks more flavorful.
yes . YOu should definitely try it!
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.
yes – with the spices added it is so delicious
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.
yes – especially once it marinates for a bit – salad taste even better the next day
We make a simple stir fry type of salad with thus bean. Am sure this peanut flavored salad will taste equally delicious!
yes – the peanut powder adds so much flavor1
yes – its great for a summer salad
Wow nice and healthy dish. Peanut powder must have given a unique taste to the dish.
yes so quick and easy to put together and it adds so much flavor to anything its added to
I love black eyed peas and I make it so often at home. Loved the varied version of the salad. Peanuts must have made it even more flavorful!
with the peanut spice blend, it really put it over the top. YOu should definitely try it
Black eyed beans are a regular feature in Sindhi homes, I would love to try this salad, it looks fabulous and sounds delicious.
I am sure you would love it!
Wow mir, that tankora spice mix looks really good! i love black-eyed peas one of our favorite legumes, i make it more often that chickpeas! Salad looks very inviting!
salad is delicious and so quick and easy if you easy canned beans
I have loads of peanuts in the fridge and also the beans. So definitely going to try out this salad soon. Would love to have it as a light meal.
I would love to get your feedback once you try it