Jota – pronounced “yota” – is a Slovenian winter dish that is perfect for refuelling during the colder months. This recipe is made with sour turnip, but you can also use sauerkraut. It’s not only meat-free, it’s vegan – with smoked tofu giving it a mouthwatering smoky flavour.
sour turnip, beans, smoked tofu
2 cloves of
1 pinch of
sour turnip (or sauerkraut)
cooked brown beans
for the garnish:
- Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic. Peel the potatoes and cut into small cubes. Dice the smoked tofu.
- Add the oil to the pot and sweat the onion and garlic for about 5 minutes over a low heat. Add all the spices and cook for about a minute until fragrant. Add the potatoes and half of the water. Cook for 15 minutes.
- When the potatoes are cooked, add the sour turnip, beans, and smoked tofu, and cover with the remaining water. Simmer gently for half an hour.
- While the jota is cooking, prepare the garnish. Toast the sunflower and pumpkin seeds in a pan. Add the soy sauce, chilli (optional) and olive oil. Stir and set aside.
- Serve the jota with the garnish and bread. Enjoy!