This spread is similar to hummus, but it does not have chickpeas. Instead, I used crushed dried fava beans locally grown by Oma Maa food co-op (the beans were a part of the food bag I got from them in December). I’ve been thinking of what to do with them, and finally, I found a delicious use. Being involved with the producer of the food product you use is a great thing. Why? You can, of course, just go to the supermarket and buy a package of crushed fava beans, there are many different brands. However, when you know the producer, you also get to learn how the beans are prepared. Let me tell you. After being harvested, the beans are taken to Oma Maa’s kitchen building, which is slightly farther away from the farm (Lassila Farm in Tuusula). The kitchen building has different rooms: a cold room to keep harvested produce where there is also a couple of freezers, a room full of machines where you can wash and peel fresh produce, crush or …
A couple of weeks ago, when I published a baba ganoush recipe with sweet potatoes instead of traditional ingredient eggplant, I felt sorry for the dear vegetable eggplant. So I made this recipe to make it up for it!!!
So, I used quotation mark in the title because baba ganoush, as you may already know, is traditionally made with eggplants. I made a little twist to it, and used sweet potatoes this time.
So, my only experience with wasabi in life has been nudging the little knobs of it next to my sushi plate, thinking if I should eat it or not. Never used it in a recipe, never saw it in any food (other than sushi..).
Well ok this salad is not exactly tabbouleh, it is just inspired by it to a great extent. And it is delicious!
I am chewing a stomach tablet right now helping with pain because I ate this dip. I know that I shouldn’t have eaten something with hot peppers. But I had to taste it of course and then I couldn’t stop having more than just a bit to taste because it was so good! Ahh, sacrificing my stomach hasn’t been such a pleasure for a while…
This recipe is easy! So easy that I didn’t even put photos of all the steps. It’s one of those “let’s put all the ingredients in a food processor and be done with it” kind of spreads.
I must say that as soon as I think about this dip, I feel its lovely sour taste in my mouth. It’s quite mouth watering actually.
Black sesame tahini is a thing and you are going to love it.
I think my first encounter with haydari was in one of those raki-mezze places in the back alleys of Beyoglu/Istanbul.