Craving Ethiopian food? Skip the takeout and try your hand at these delectable recipes that celebrate Ethiopian cooking and ingredients. From mouthwatering injera, to a vibrant beet salad, to comforting vegan and potato stew, these recipes are so good that you’ll wonder how you ever meal planned without them.
Injera is a must-have dish at every Ethiopian feast. This spongy and slightly sour flatbread is used in lieu of utensils as a way to scoop up salads, sides, and stews.
Ethiopian Breakfast Bowl
Skip your usual smoothie and start your morning with this filling and flavourful Ethiopian breakfast bowl instead. This nourishing recipe calls for crisp pears, creamy almond butter, crunchy pecans and spiced tej, a gluten-free and protein-packed ancient grain typically used in injera, Ethiopia’s beloved traditional flatbread.
Classic Lentil Soup
Spiced red lentil soup is an essential Ethiopian dish, and this easy recipe is simple enough for any beginner home chef to master.
Ethiopian Mushroom Stir-Fry
Stuck in a stir-fry rut? Spiced mushrooms, crunchy bell peppers, and bright jalapenos make a quick and easy vegetarian lunch or dinner that can be served alongside injera, rice, or quinoa.
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Cardamom Teff Apple Muffins
You can never have enough make-ahead recipes in your repertoire, and these cardamom teff apple muffins are a perfect grab-and-go breakfast or snack option to have on hand. Made using filling, protein-packed ancient grains as well as fresh apples and applesauce, this delicious and moist muffin is a must-try.
Traditional Beet Salad
This vibrant and tangy beet salad is the perfect side dish for rich and spicy meat-based Ethiopian dishes.
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Ethiopian Vegan Potato Stew
When the temperature drops and you’re looking for a warm and comforting plant-based meal, this stew never disappoints. The best part of all? This vegan potato stew (AKA dinich wot) is made using only seven ingredients.