Linseed juice


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Tekebash & Saba: Recipes from the Horn of Africa

By Saba Alemayoh

Published 2023

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This is an acquired taste! The granulated texture in the mouth can be tricky. I am not a major fan of it but my mother loves it. She also raves about the digestive health qualities.


  • 2 tablespoons linseeds (flaxseeds)
  • 400 ml (14 fl oz) water</


In a dry frying pan, toast the linseeds for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Take off the heat and transfer to a bowl to cool. When cool, grind the linseeds with a spice grinder or mortar and pestle.

In a blender, combine the ground seeds with the water and the honey to taste. Blend for 5 seconds.

Serve and drink soon after. If it has been sitting for a while, give it a quick stir before