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Ethiopian essentials: Berbere Spice Mix & Coriander Salsa


Coriander Salsa

Coriander Salsa

Berbere Spice Mix

This spice blend is considered the building block of Ethiopian cooking. It is a spicy and flavourful spice blend that certainly has a kick to it. You can reduce the amount of cayenne if you don’t like things too spicy.

Makes: 1 jar

GF, V, VG

Ingredients

Method

  • 3 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp ground fenugreek
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl and combine well.
  2. Store in a sealed glass jar. Spice mix will keep in your pantry for up to 6 months.

Coriander Salsa

This recipe is a little untraditional, but it really makes a difference when served on top of my Lentil Stew recipe. Traditionally, the coriander, garlic and ginger are added during the cooking process of the stew, but this can mean some of the flavour is lost in the cooking process.

Serves: 4

GF, V, VG

Ingredients

Method

  • 1 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • ½ clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp crushed fresh ginger
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  1. Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl and mix well until combined.
  2. Serve alongside Ethiopian Lentil Stew (recipe below) and cooked rice.



 

Danielle Minnebo

Danielle is a university-qualified nutritionist, a passionate home cook and founder of Food to Nourish. Danielle’s love affair with cooking started at a very young age in the kitchen where she was taught to cook by her mother. Danielle is passionate about helping people form a better understanding of nutrition and a healthier relationship with the food they eat. In fact, she’s on a mission to help spread the real food message to as many people as possible. Throughout her work as a nutritionist, Danielle’s basic principles have always come back to how we cook and prepare our food. She believes it really is as simple as combining wholefood ingredients in the right way to create tasty dishes that are nutrient-dense and full of flavour.