This time we are traveling down the Nile river from Egypt to Sudan. I've never been to Sudan before but I sure had some Sudanese friends over in Saudi Arabia. Sudanese people are known to be very very kind, compassionate and generous.
Aswad means black so this salad means the black salad, sounds a little racist don't you think so? 🙂 It is called that way because it is made of eggplants.
This salad is made with eggplants, garlic, lemon juice, tomato ... and some other stuff. At first I had the feeling that it will taste like the famous baba ghanouj dip but it has its own taste due to the addition of peanut butter.
I did not know that peanut butter was a familiar food in Sudan as it was not famous in Egypt until may be 8-10 years ago. This salad turned out very delicious it only lasted 24 hours in my kitchen. It can be used as a dip, spread or a side dish. This was my first attempt to tackle the Sudanese cuisine and I have a feeling that we will have a long lasting and strong relationship :).
- Pearl Couscous salad made with chewy couscous, pomegranate seeds, crisp arugula tossed with sweet and sour dressing and topped with chopped pecans. A very refreshing and colorful side dish
- 1 aubergine 1lb, diced.
- 2 medium tomatoes.
- 1 teaspoon crushed garlic.
- 1 green onion diced.
- 1 teaspoon lime juice.
- 2 teaspoon peanut butter.
- water to liquefy peanut butter.
- Oil for frying.
- Shallow fry the aubergine in oil and keep stirring until it is golden brown, set aside.
- Dice the tomatoes, put in food processor or blender, and pulse.
- In a sauce pan bring the tomato sauce to a gentle boil.
- With a fork, mash the aubergine, then add to the simmering tomato sauce.
- Add lime juice and garlic, stir and remove the pan from heat.
- Liquefy the peanut butter in some water and add to the previous mixture.
- Add the diced green onion and mix well.
- Chill in your fridge and serve with pita bread.
That looks delicious.. I find the name funny ,,
Yes 🙂 It is somehow a racist name ... If I was an eggplant I would sue them for sure hahahahaha. Thanks Ibtisam for your visit.
Gosh, this looks so good. Peanut butter is a real favorite of mine -- I'll bet it's wonderful in this! New dish to me, but it looks terrific -- thanks.
Coffee and Crumpets
We have quite a big Sudanese community here but I've never really eaten too much Sudanese food, I do know that Ethiopia and Sudan use peanut butter quite a bit in their stews and I love it! I've made African pb stews before and I adore the taste. I imagine this to be very similar and with eggplant? It's a winner for me!
Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)
Did you say peanut butter? It sounds delicious and something like I've never tasted before. Thanks for sharing.
Denise Browning@From Brazil To You
If this salad is made from eggplants, tomatoes, lemon,and garlic, so this is the salad for me! It seems similar to baba ghanouj -- which I am crazy for.
Wishing you a safe travel to Sudan. Have a great time!
I like baba ghanouj too .... we have many things in common Denise. I will take all of you with me in my journey to discover the Sudanese cuisine , so be prepared:)