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obsessed with sababa

I love Sababa on Bree. Have you been? Everything that lands on that buffet table looks delicious, and it’s tough to decide what to eat, because you just want it all.


When I bought their cookbook last year, I was immediately obsessed. I’m a meal planner (it keeps our busy life in order!) and often I’ll just grab my Sababa book, and we’ll eat a meal from it every night of the week. Thankfully, the recipes are pretty straightforward and the end result is always amazing.

Here’s an extract from the cookbook as to what they’re all about:

“Sababa is a Cape Town kitchen and deli run by sisters Tal Smith and Nirit Saban. The Sea Point store is the original Sababa deli and catering HQ and in the City Bowl there is a deli with an eat-in option. The food has a distinctly Middle-Eastern slant, evidenced by the coconut-dusted date ball that comes with a latte, the sesame-flecked schnitzels and the smoothest, creamiest hummus (easily consumed by the tub) and by the bourekitas – dainty, domed pies containing cheese, spinach or silky, meltingly soft leeks.”

Here are some of the dishes I’ve made over and over again!


Cheese and Leek Pies


Bailey loved them, Robbie had a few bites before losing interest. But he does that every night…


Aubergine, Tahina & Tomato Salad, Cabbage Salad, Tomato Salad


Chicken Pasta Bake

You can get the book in one of the Sababa stores, or buy it from Takealot here.

— Liza


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