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Vegetarian Food in Zambia

Cross posted from Border Jumpers.

Zambians take great pride in their local foods and–thankfully for us–many of their traditional dishes are vegetarian.

Pictured here is Danielle trying “nshima” which is a kind of maize porridge and a staple food in both Zambia and Malawi. While not very attractive looking it was both filling and delicious, tasting a bit like mashed potatoes. Nshima is cooked from plain maize, corn meal, or maize flour known as mealie-meal among Zambians.

Eating at the KuOmboko Hostel‘s restaurant in Lusaka, we enjoyed nshima prepared with pumpkin leaves (a delicious vegetable dish comparable to collard greens), cabbage and carrots.