Azifa (Ethiopia Lentil Salad) Recipe

Azifa is a traditional Ethiopian lentil salad that is both delicious and nutritious. This Ethiopian lentil salad has been enjoyed by Ethiopians for centuries and is now gaining worldwide recognition as an easy-to-make, nutrient-packed dish.

If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy dish to add to your weekly meal plan, look no further than Azifa. It is a vegan-friendly and gluten-free dish, made from simple ingredients like lentils, vegetables, and spices. This salad is also easy to make and can be served as a side or main course. It is also perfect for potlucks, picnics, parties, and more!

Azifa (Ethiopia Lentil Salad) Recipe

Recipe by theethiopianfoodCourse: Breakfast Dish, Side DishCuisine: EthiopianDifficulty: Intermediate

Azifa is a delicious cold lentil dish that goes along very well with any Ethiopian meal. Learn how to make this dish by using this simple recipe. Here you find all the ingredients you need to make this traditional Ethiopian dish.


  • 1 cup of green lentils

  • 1 seeded & finely chopped jalapeño pepper

  • ¼ cup of onions (finely chopped)

  • ¼ tbsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tbsp ginger powder

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 3 tbsp lime juice


  • Add the lentils to a medium-sized pot, pour some water, and boil for 30 min. – until the lentils get soft.
  • Drain the lentils with a strainer and rinse them with some cold water. Then put them into a mixing bowl and stir them until they are slightly mashed.
  • Cut up the jalapeños and onions into fine pieces.
  • Mix the jalapeño, onions, turmeric, ginger, olive oil, and lime juice with the lentils, and stir them together well.


  • Put the Azifa in the fridge to chill until it’s time to serve.

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