Beef and Groundnut Stew
Peanut butter adds a unique flavor to beef stew.
Whet your appetite with the golden color and fresh-baked aroma of these corn bread sticks.
Pinto Beans and Rice
Ham, beans, and rice come together for a spicy side dish.
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Try making these in different shapes, such as squares or triangles.
Fresh Fruit with Honey-Lime Sauce
For this dessert, choose pineapple, papaya, and other fruits of your liking.
This menu pairs foods from Africa with foodstuffs found in the New World. Okra -- introduced to North America by African slaves -- is served as a popular vegetable side, prepared with tomatoes and corn. Jollof Rice and Yassa Chicken are versions of traditional main dishes from West Africa.
Okra 'N Corn Bowl
Join two Southern staples to create a new favorite side dish.
This is a widely enjoyed West African dish.
Citrus-marinated onions add a slightly crispy, sour crunch.
Cream of coconut intensifies the flavor of this cake.
Groundnut stew is one of the first recipes that comes to mind as a traditional African dish. Soups and stews from the Caribbean also feature the groundnut, or peanut. This menu is easily prepared in advance and is even more flavorful the second day.
Groundnut stew is one of the classic dishes found in West Africa.
Kwanzaa Corn Bread Squares
Bits of red sweet pepper turn corn bread into something special for the holiday.
Known in Greek mythology as "food of the Gods," ambrosia can reflect a global menu by adding exotic fruits from the Caribbean such as mango, papaya, and star fruit.
This menu features Southern recipe favorites as a hearty brunch. In addition to fish and other seafood, breakfast tables along the southeastern shore of the United States often include dishes with eggs.
African Creole Turkey
Adding seafood and sausage along with the poultry makes for a hearty dining experience.
Garlic Cheese Grits
Grits, often referred to as "the potato of the South," became a staple in the hot Southeast because they retained quality in the warm, humid climate.
These golden patties are quick to make for an appetizer or as part of the meal.
Who doesn't warm to fresh-baked biscuits made from scratch? This classic recipe is easy enough for even a novice cook.
Sweet Potato Pecan Bars
A traditional holiday vegetable in a dessert.
The following menu focuses on Caribbean delights. These dishes resonate with the Kwanzaa principles of unity, helping you learn more about the Africans who were brought to the Caribbean islands as slaves.
Fried Plantain with Spicy Tomato Relish
Serve any leftover relish with chips or toss with pasta.
Oven-Style Jerk Chicken
The jerk marinade flavors this dish with the aroma of the warm winds of the Caribbean.
Glazed Mango Pound Cake
This fruit-sweetened dessert will be the perfect finish to a hearty meal.