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Kwanzaa Dinner Ideas: Top 5 Popular Traditional African American Foods Eaten During Kwanzaa

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With a couple of weeks left for Kwanzaa festival, prepare yourself with Kwanzaa dinner ideas: Top 5 popular traditional African American foods eaten during Kwanzaa are part of the non religious African American festival. These top 5 popular traditional African American foods eaten during Kwanzaa are traditional African foods eaten to live up the African tradition lost in the modern times.


 



 


So the top 5 popular traditional African American foods eaten during Kwanzaa are as below.


Collard Greens


A traditional yet popular South African dish, collard green is a green plant dish containing many vegetables. It has a spicy taste that comes from the chilies and the sweetness is derived from brown sugar. The bacons in the dish make it more flavorful and complex. Though vinegar is a part of the recipe, more vinegar is added to it while eating for spicy yet refreshing taste. This side dish complements almost all traditional Kwanzaa main course dishes.


 


Gumbo Ya Ya


Gumbo is thicker than soup and thinner than a stew, so it’s something between both. It is a very popular traditional Kwanzaa dish. This Cajun culture traditional dish contains meat and all kinds of sea foods can go into the recipe. It has a spicy taste and sometimes this dish is eaten as a main course dish without any side dishes.


 


Peanut Soup


This soup has peanut butter and tomatoes in it. The beauty of peanut soup lies in the taste of peanut butter and loads of vegetables. It has a spicy taste that is derived from the salsa added to it.


 


Croquettes


Croquettes is a meat ball dish that can be made from the meat of your choice, it can be anything from beef to poultry or any other bird. The spices in the meatball give the required heat for the recipe.


 


Fried Okra


Since okra originated from Africa, fried okra dish is traditional and in spite of all the meat dishes, this vegetable dish is not bland. The grounded red pepper and chili sauce adds kick to make the okra dish so special.


 


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