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Shared by Elazar Tamano

Pitpit Salad (Chopped Salad With Spiced Sour Cream)

Yield: 6-8 servingsTime: 15 min

Shared by Elazar Tamano

Ethiopian Shabbat breakfast table with salad and dabo bread
Photographer: Penny De Los Santos. Food Stylist: Judy Haubert. Prop Stylist: Vanessa Vasquez.

Pitpit Salad (Chopped Salad With Spiced Sour Cream)

Yield: 6-8 servingsTime: 15 min

Family Journey

Gondar and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Kfar Saba, Israel

Berbere spice is a spicy, citrusy and sweet spice blend that can be found in every Ethiopian cook's kitchen. No two blends are the same, as berbere often contains upwards of 12 spices. 

Read about Elazar’s family in “How Ethiopian-Israeli Chef Elazar Tamano Found His Place in the Kitchen” and check out his recipes for kifto, an Ethiopian beef tartare, injera, and more from our our partner Asif: Culinary Institute of Israel.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon berbere spice mix 
  • 3 Persian cucumbers, chopped into a small dice
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped into a small dice
  • 1 small red onion, chopped into a small dice
  • ½ - 1 jalapeno, de-seeded and chopped into a small dice
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped into a small dice
  • 1 head of romaine, finely chopped
  • 1 handful of a torn piece of dabo bread, teared by hand into small pieces
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper 
ShabbatEasyQuickVegetarianDairy

Preparation

  • Step 1

    Mix the sour cream with the berbere spice mix in a small bowl until well combined. Set aside.

  • Step 2

    Place the chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, jalapeno, red pepper, romaine and dabo bread pieces into a large bowl. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and toss well until it's an evenly dressed salad. 

  • Step 3

    Add the spiced sour cream to the salad, toss well and serve.