Nigerian Boli is a simple yet flavorful dish made from ripe plantains roasted to golden perfection. Brushed with olive oil and a dash of salt, these plantains are a popular street food, enjoyed with spicy pepper sauce or groundnut (peanut) sauce.

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes


Servings: 1
  • Ripe plantains not too soft
  • Olive oil
  • Salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).

  2. Wash and peel the plantains. Cut them into thick slices or leave them whole if you prefer.

  3. Mix the olive oil and salt in a bowl. You can add traditional Nigerian spices like suya spice for extra flavour.

  4. Brush the plantain slices or whole plantains generously with the oil mixture. Make sure they are coated evenly.

  5. Place the oiled plantains on a baking tray or ovenproof dish.

  6. Put the tray in the oven and bake for about 20-30 minutes, flipping the plantains halfway through. Keep an eye on them to ensure they don't burn.

  7. Your boli is ready when the plantains are golden brown and tender.

  8. Serve hot with spicy pepper sauce or groundnut (peanut) sauce. It's a popular street food in Nigeria and is often enjoyed with roasted groundnuts.

  9. Enjoy your homemade Nigerian boli!


Experiment with spices like suya for a unique taste. Dive into the rich flavours of homemade Nigerian boli!


Cuisines: Nigerian
Keywords: Nigerian street food, Ripe Plantain Roast
Difficulty: Level 1 (easy)
Cooking time: 30-45 minutes
Number ingredients: 1-5 ingredients
Taste: Fresh, Savory, Sweet
Preparation method: Baking
Type of dish: accompaniments, Appetizer, Snacks
Campaigns: VeggieChallenge