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Mushroom Suya Kebabs

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A spicy plant-based kebab recipe that you probably wouldn’t realise was not meat! This healthy mushroom suya kebab recipe is sure to blow your mind and leave you wanting more!

Mushroom Suya Kebabs_Best Body Africa

What is suya spice?

Suya is a West-African spice mix made from ground peanuts, chillis, ginger and other spices. It is typically used to marinate meat. 


Where to buy suya?

You can buy suya pre-made or make it yourself. We bought suya pre-made from an Afro-Caribbean store. 

Mushroom Suya Kebabs_Best Body Africa

Why mushrooms?

The first reason why mushrooms were used is because suya kebabs are usually made with meat at their base. We wanted to create a plant-based alternative that resembled meat in texture so you don’t feel like you’re missing out on much. Mushrooms also contain some protein so you also don’t miss out too much on the protein from meat either. 


What types of mushrooms can you use?

You need mushrooms that are meaty and the size of meat chunks. For this recipe we used thin oyster mushrooms that were native to Ghana. 


Equipment needed?

You’ll need kebab skewers. You can use metal or wooden skewers. If you use wooden skewers, make sure to soak them in water for at least 1 hour. This will prevent them from burning in the oven. 

Mushroom Suya Kebabs_Best Body Africa

Mushroom Suya Kebabs

This healthy mushroom suya kebab recipe is sure to blow your mind and leave you wanting more!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 1 person
Calories 216 kcal


  • Kebab skewers


  • 1 cup oyster mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp sunflower/vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp suya powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 180*C grill
  • Wash your mushrooms thoroughly
  • Skewer mushrooms onto your skewers.
  • Brush each mushroom kebab with oil.
  • Season with a pinch of salt and you suya powder, coating thoroughly.
  • Place on a grill tray and bake in the oven for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.


Calories: 216kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 11gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gSodium: 95mgPotassium: 361mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 41IUCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg
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