Sunflower Seed Dipping Sauce (Yesuff Fitfit)

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This Ethiopian dipping sauce is usually prepared during Lent. It is used with Injera normally.


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15 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 c
    sunflower seeds
  • 3 c
    water (may need more)
  • 2
    tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1
    hot green pepper, finely chopped
  • 2
    green onions, finely choped
  • 1 Tbsp
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh lemon juice
  • 184 tsp
    ginger root powder or 1 teaspoon ginger juice
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh basil, minced
  • ·
    salt, to taste
  • ·
    pepper, to taste
  • ·
    injera, for dipping

How to Make Sunflower Seed Dipping Sauce (Yesuff Fitfit)


  1. Rinse the sunflower seeds with cold water.
  2. In a saucepan, 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 3 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 the refrigerator to cool.
  5. Combine the finely chopped vegetables with lemon, oil, basil, garlic, ginger, salt and pepper; mix well.
  6. Add the vegetable mixture into the sunflower sauce container. Mix well and keep in the refrigerator.
  7. Break injera into small pices; dip the pieces in the sunflower-vegetable sauce.

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About Sunflower Seed Dipping Sauce (Yesuff Fitfit)

Course/Dish: Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: African

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