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  • Ethiopian Tomato Dip (& soft cheese over toast)

    We’ve been on a real bread-related-recipes streak - why not keep it rolling? Loosely inspired by bruschetta, this dip combines tomatoes, garlic, & Ethiopian Bessobela (sacred basil), and then turns up the heat, in spiciness and in temperature! Makes an easy and irresistible midday snack, appetizer for any dinner party, or part of a...
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  • Pinwheel Pasta with Marinara sauce & Bessobela (sacred basil)

    INGREDIENTS  1 pound dry pinwheel pasta, or other short pasta, such as penne 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional) 1 1/2 cups slices cremini mushrooms (optional) 1 full jar of your favorite marinara/pasta sauce (26 oz) 2 tablespoon Bessobela, plus mor...
  • Simple Scrambled Eggs with Berbere (or Mitmita)

    INGREDIENTS  For a 3-egg scramble: 1 tablespoon Traditional Niter Kibbeh 3 large eggs 1 tsp of Berbere, or Mitmita if you want it spicier Salt and pepper to taste  STEPS 1. Whisk your eggs with salt and pepper! For ultimate fluffiness, add in a splash of heavy cream or half & half. 2. In a small frying pan, melt the Niter Kibbe...
  • Mekelesha French Toast with Pan-Fried Bananas

    A recent stroke of luck: my creativity surged at the exact same moment as my sweet tooth, and thus Mekelesha French Toast was born! Thank goodness, because this stuff is foiiireeee. The delicate flavors of the brioche & sweetness of the pan-fried bananas are complemented perfectly by the peppery warmth of our Mekelesha Spice Blend....
  • Fuul (Fava Bean Mash)

    INGREDIENTS 1 can Mideast Fuul Mudammas Fava Beans  2 tablespoons Niter Kibbeh (or oil to make it vegan) 1/4 cup red onion, diced  3/4 of a large roma tomato, diced 1/2 jalapeno, diced  1 heaping tsp Berbere  Sea salt to taste FOR GARNISH 1-2 heaping spoonful(s) of sour cream The remainder of the large tomato, chopped into bite-siz...
  • Ethiopian-Style Avocado Toast

    What’s better than avocado toast? Easy - Avocado toast with Niter Kibbeh, Berbere, and Ayeb. We took the food trend of the century, added some spiced butter, gave it a kick, and topped it with freshly-made cheese, and it is all the better for it. Perfect for: A quick breakfast before you run off to work! Cutting up and serving as snack...
  • How to Make Brundo's Berbere Spice Blend

    There’s milk and coffee. Sugar and tea. PB and J. And then there’s Berbere and Ethiopian cuisine. The culinary importance of this distinctive blend cannot be understated. Its peppery and mildly sweet tones capture the heart and soul of Ethiopian cooking culture.  There is many different ways to blend and make Berbere, here's how we do...
  • Shrimp Tibs (Sautéed Shrimp in Ethiopian Spices)

    INGREDIENTS 1 lb of shrimp, peeled and cleaned  1 cup onion, julienne cut1 cup red bell pepper, julienne cut1/2 cup green bell pepper, julienne cut2 tablespoons Niter Kibbeh1 diced roma tomato1 teaspoon ground Korerima1 twig fresh rosemary 1 jalapeno, sliced lengthwise into quarters (optional)1 heaping tsp Berbere (or Mitmita if you wa...

  • Traditional or Vegan Kitfo (Ethiopian-style Beef Tartare)

    Kitfo is a delightfully rich, steak tartare-like dish steeped in tradition and also melty Kibbeh! Pair with gomen, ayeb, and a hearty sprinkle of Mitmita and serve with fresh injera for a truly exquisite meal. We’ll teach you how to make it raw, leb-leb, fully-cooked, and even vegan so that everyone can enjoy!   INGREDIENTS 2 lbs lean ...

  • Buticha (Ethiopian Chickpea Flour Salad)

    INGREDIENTS ~5 cups Chickpea Paste1 red onion minced1/4 red bell pepper minced1 jalapeno2 lemon fresh squeezed1/4 cup olive oil For Chickpea Paste:  2 cloves of garlic1 jalapeno5 cups chickpea flour1.5 cups water + more as needed   PREPARATION FOR BUTICHA PASTE Boil water with garlic and Jalapeño. Add chickpea flour, stir and cook to f...

  • Azifa (Ethiopian Lentil Salad)

    INGREDIENTS 1 lb whole organic lentils1 red onion chopped2 jalapeños minced (optional)1 bell pepper finely chopped1/2 cup olive oil2 fresh lemons squeezed1 tablespoon Senafitch (Ethiopian mustard seed), or brown mustard seeds  PREPARATION Whole lentils - bring water to boil add the lentils and cook until tender. Strain and refrigerat...

  • Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas in Ethiopian Spices

    Cauliflower is a perfect blank canvas vegetable; It’s nutty, round, subtle flavor means it will never overshadow what you add to it. Instead, the addition of all of our spices allows for each one of them to shine in a beautiful way. Then you have the chickpeas, which add in textural variety and a wonderful crispiness to the dish. And b...