Ethiopian Sunflower Seeds Dipping Sauce

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Recipe by yewoinfamilycooking

Sunflower Seeds Dipping Sauce (Yesuf Fitfit) is one of the side-dishes of Ethiopia, usually prepared during Lent. It is used with Injera (Ethiopian flat bread). There are many ways of preparing a dish from the sunflower seeds and this is one of my recipes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse the sunflower seeds with cold water.
  2. In a cooking pot, cover the sunflower seeds in cold water; boil for 15 minutes or until soft.
  3. Drain and place the cooked sunflower seeds in a food processor; add three cups of cold water; blend until all the seeds are crushed.
  4. Strain the sunflower sauce into a container; discard the sunflower sediments; cover the container and keep it in fridge to cool.
  5. Combine the finely chopped vegetables with lemon, oil, basil, garlic, ginger, salt and black pepper; mix it well.
  6. Add the vegetable mixture into the sunflower sauce container, mix well and keep in the fridge.
  7. Break Injera (Ethiopian flat bread) in small pieces; dip the pieces in the sunflower-vegetable sauce; or use it as dipping sauce for all kinds of bread.
  8. Serve it cold.
  9. Keep the sunflower sauce in fridge.

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