This recipe uses a spice mix I picked up in Ethiopia called Berbere. It’s a savoury fusion dish that’s perfect comfort food and will make your kitchen smell absolutely amazing as you cook.
Ethiopian-Style Lenticchie PastaPrint This
- 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup white onion, diced
- 1 cup carrot, diced
- 1 cup celery, diced
- 3 tbsp Berbere (Ethiopian spice mix)
- 2 cups lentils, cooked (can be canned or dried)
- 1 box macaroni
- ½ cup Flat-leaf parsley, chopped
- 2-3 cups (approx) water
- Salt and pepper to taste
Pre-cook your lentils according to package instructions if using dried.
In a large pot, saute onions, carrots and celery until softened, and season with salt and pepper. Add in your lentils and then your Berbere spice. Top with water, bring to a boil and then add in your macaroni. Stir occasionally, and remove the pot from heat once the pasta has fully cooked and the dish has become thick and creamy. Mix in some freshly chopped parsley and cool for about 5 minutes before serving.
If you can’t find Berbere, start with a ¼ tsp of any combination of the following spices. If you want more flavour, add more spices! Paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, ground ginger, ground cardamom, ground coriander, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, ground cinnamon, ground allspice, ground fenugreek.