Ethiopian Tomato Salad (and Berbere spice recipe)

Blogging Marathon# 36: Week 3/ Day 1

Theme: Ethiopian Cuisine

Dish: Tomato Salad

My theme for this week's blogging marathon is trying 3 dishes from either European, African or Oceanian cuisines. I wanted to try some dishes from African cuisine, but after reading through the list of regions and dishes on wiki, I decided to stick to Ethiopian Cuisine. Ethiopia is a country that is located in Horn of Africa, the eastern most projection of African continent. It was interesting to know that Ethiopia is one of the oldest location for human life known to scientists.

Coming to Ethiopian cuisine, it consists of vegetable and often very spicy meat dishes, in the form of wat, served on a large sourdough based flat bread called injera. Also Ethiopians eat with their right hand just as Indians do and the spices used are also very similar.

Ethiopian Tomato Salad (and Berbere spice recipe)

Today I have two Ethiopian recipes: Berbere spice mix -- this is very similar to our very own garam masala and is essential to make maby Ethiopian dishes. I already have a recipe for berbere spice, but this one's a little different and it is Chef Marcus Samuelsson's recipe. Second recipe is a simple and refreshing Tomato salad.

Ethiopian Tomato Salad (and Berbere spice recipe)
Blogging Marathon# 36: Week 3/ Day 1 Theme: Ethiopian Cuisine Dish: Tomato Salad My theme for this week's blogging marathon is trying 3 dishes from either European, African or Oceanian cuisines. I wanted to try some dishes from African cuisine, but after reading through the list of regions and dishe...

Ethiopian Berbere Spice

Summary

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  • Coursecondiments
  • Cuisineethiopian
  • Yield1/2 cup 1/2 cup
  • Cooking Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time20 minutesPT0H20M

Ingredients

Coriander seeds
2tsp
Fenugreek seeds
1tsp
Cardamom
pods - 6
Cloves
4
Peppercorns
½tsp
Dry red chilies - broken (I used the ones I got from Indian store)
5
Ground Allspice
¼tsp
Onion powder - (or use ½cup of dried onion flakes)
¼cup
Paprika
3tbsps
Kosher Salt
2tsps
Ground ginger
½tsp
Ground nutmeg
½tsp
Ground Cinnamon
½tsp

Steps

  1. Dry roast coriander seeds, fenugreek, cardamom pods, cloves, peppercorns and dry red chilies until fragrant. Make sure they don't burn. Cool them completely.
  2. Grind the spices into a smooth powder. If using dried onion flakes, then grind them along with the other spices into powder.
  3. Remove into a bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  4. Store in an airtight container and use as needed.
Ethiopian Tomato Salad (and Berbere spice recipe)
Ethiopian Tomato Salad (and Berbere spice recipe)

Ethiopian Tomato Salad:

Ethiopian Tomato Salad (and Berbere spice recipe)
Blogging Marathon# 36: Week 3/ Day 1 Theme: Ethiopian Cuisine Dish: Tomato Salad My theme for this week's blogging marathon is trying 3 dishes from either European, African or Oceanian cuisines. I wanted to try some dishes from African cuisine, but after reading through the list of regions and dishe...

Ethiopian Tomato Salad:

Summary

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  • Coursesalad
  • Cuisineethiopian
  • Yield2~3 serving s 2~3 serving
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time10 minutesPT0H10M

Ingredients

Tomatoes - chopped
2
Onion - small, finely chopped
1
Green chilies - finely chopped
1
For the dressing:
Lemon juice
2tbsp
White Balsamic Vinegar (or use rice wine vinegar)
1tbsp
Olive Oil
1tbsp
Sugar
1tsp
Salt & Pepper
to taste

Steps

  1. In a small bowl, whisk all the ingredients for the dressing.
  2. Combine tomatoes, onion and chilies in a mixing bowl. Add the dressing and mix well. Set aside for at least 15 minutes before serving.
Ethiopian Tomato Salad (and Berbere spice recipe)

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Ethiopian Tomato Salad (and Berbere spice recipe)
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