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Guest recipe by Taalib Adanse

Taalib Adanse Athieke Recipe Tropical Sun Gari

Serves: 8/ Prep time: 15 minutes/ Cook time: 30 minutes/ Difficulty: Easy/ Suitability: Vegan

Both athiéké and gari are made from grating cassava, squeezing all the juice out and then fermenting it. The main difference between the two is that traditional athiéké is steamed while gari is fried.

In this recipe we have made athiéké by steaming the gari to give it that light and fluffy texture that is so characteristic of athiéké. This is a new take on an old Ivorian staple. You can have it as part of a salad with lots of herbs and peppers like this recipe or pack your athiéké full of nuts, seeds and goji berries to give it a superfood boost.

Ingredients

300g Tropical Sun Ijebu Gari 
150ml olive oil
1 orange bell pepper, diced 
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 yellow bell pepper, diced 
1 red onion, diced
1 romano pepper, diced
2 spring onion, finely sliced
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
½ teaspoon Tropical Sun Garlic Powder
½ teaspoon Tropical Sun Onion Powder
½ teaspoon Tropical Sun Smoked Paprika 
50g parsley, chopped
50g mint, chopped
50g dill, chopped

15ml lemon juice, to taste 

Method

  1. Bring water to the boil in a medium sized saucepan. When it comes to the boil place a colander or sieve on top. 
  2. Cut a round disc of parchment paper and place inside the colander. Then put the gari on top and seal tightly with foil. 
  3. Cook for approx 15 minutes until the gari has become light and fluffy like couscous.
  4. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, mix well and season. Finish with lemon juice to your taste.
  5. You can mix the vegetables with the athieke or serve them both separately.

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