Featured Ethiopian Product of the Week: African Trade Berbere Spice

African Trade Berbere Spice

Berbere is a hot chili spice blend that is essential to Ethiopian cooking - adding a big burst of flavour and spice to dishes. There is no substitute for a great quality berbere spice blend. Berbere can be used to season everything, from vegetables to meat dishes and stews. Once you start cooking with this spicy blend, you won't be able to go back to other traditional chili blends. 

Berbere is made up of chilies, fenugreek, coriander, cloves, black peppercorns, and other exotic spices. Try using berbere in the traditional Ethiopian lentil dish, Mesir Wat. It is an incredibly flavourful vegetarian dish that goes perfectly with a side or rice or injera. It is rich and filling and you won't even miss meat with this red lentil dish! 

Mesir Wat - Spicy Ethiopian Red Lentils, by Hapa nom nom

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