West African Suya Sauce

West African Suya Sauce

West African Suya Sauce

Enhance the flavour of any meal instantly with this easy, West African inspired condiment. Suya Spice Blend brings a nutty smokiness to this homemade sauce, balanced by cool, creamy coconut milk and sweet honey. Serve it up as a dipping sauce for grilled meats and vegetables or drizzled over noodle dishes. Makes about 10 (2 tablespoon) servings
  • 200 millilitres (7 ounces) creamed coconut

  • 300 millilitres boiling water

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 9 tablespoons Suya Spice Blend

Cooking tip
  1. Suya Spice Blend is a staple seasoning in West Africa, especially in Nigerian cuisine. It is a flavourful dry rub typically made with a base of crushed or powdered peanuts and spices like ginger and cayenne. The nutty, fragrant blend is commonly used to season beef and chicken skewers but is also great for lamb and fish. It can be used in marinades, sauces, and dressings, as well.
  2. Use Suya Sauce as a dip for grilled veggies such as asparagus, red peppers, scallions and broccoli. 
  3. Make a quick Suya cold noodle salad. Toss Suya Sauce with cooked, chilled pasta, a splash of soy sauce, and top with sliced green onions. Add leftover shredded chicken for a fast and flavourful meal.
  4. Use Suya Sauce to create a smoky, spicy, nutty stir-fry. Add to stir-fried veggies with ginger and garlic and serve over rice.
  5. Finish baby back ribs on the grill with a slathering of Suya Sauce for a global flavour twist.


  • 1 Mix the creamed coconut, water and honey in a medium bowl with a wire whisk. Add the Suya Spice Blend and whisk until well blended.
  • 2 Store in airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week. Use to prepare Roasted Vegetable Suya-Spiced Flatbread. Also great as a dipping sauce for grilled meats and vegetables or drizzled over noodles.