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Ethiopian Berbere Cauliflower

Ethiopian berbere cauliflower… truthfully, who would know it’s cauliflower? Berbere, with onion, ginger, garlic and tomato, produce a cauliflower recipe that’s rich in flavor, and about a 6 to 7 on the heat-o-meter.

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  • 1.Place onions and butter in a pot, and cook over medium heat until golden (about 6-7 mins).
  • 2.Add ginger, tomato paste and tomatoes. Cook for 5 more minutes.
  • 3.While cooking, roughly chop 3/4 of basil.
  • 4.Once tomatoes have integrated into a sauce, add Berbere, tomato mixture, cauliflower and garlic to the pot. Mix well and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • 5.Add salt and chopped basil. Simmer for another 2-3 minutes.
  • 6.Garnish with remaining basil.


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 14 oz San Marzano tomatoes, drained and crushed by hand
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 cups cooked cauliflower, mashed
  • 2 teaspoons Berbere Spice
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 bunch basil