The blend of sweet, fiery, and smoky qualities common to Ethiopian fare is exemplified in this simple salad. Since red jalapeños are sometimes hard to find, you can always double up on the milder green variety.
2 cups thinly sliced peeled English cucumber (about 1)
1 tablespoon finely chopped seeded red jalapeño pepper (about 1)
1 tablespoon finely chopped seeded green jalapeño pepper (about 1)
1/4 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
Dash of ground cinnamon
Dash of ground cloves
1 3/4 cups diced peeled ripe mango (about 1)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
How to Make It
Combine first 4 ingredients in a colander; toss gently to coat. Let stand at least 20 minutes.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add tomato and next 8 ingredients (through ground cloves) to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until tomato is tender. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature (about 20 minutes).
Combine drained cucumber mixture, tomato mixture, mango, cilantro, and lime juice in a medium bowl; toss gently to combine.