Hushwee Hummus with Charred Tomatoes
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Syrian
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Serves: 4
Middle Eastern spiced meat over hummus just may be the heartiest hummus ever! Hushwee Hummus with Charred Tomatoes is basically a meal.
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound ground lamb or sirloin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ cup toasted pine nuts (I used almonds because that's what I had!)
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes
  • ½ cup hummus
  • Minced parsley, chives, lemon zest as garnish
  1. In a deep saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat, then add the meat. Season with
  2. salt and pepper and begin browning the meat until most of the fat evaporates and meat is cooked, about 8 minutes.
  3. Drain most of the fat from the pan and discard. Add onions to the pan. Continue to sauté
  4. until translucent, about 7-9 additional minutes.
  5. Add garlic and all the spices and saute for 2 more minutes.
  6. Stir in toasted pine nuts before serving and garnish with fresh minced parsley to
  7. serve.
  8. To char tomatoes, toss tomatoes with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper and roast in a single layer on a foiled lined baking sheet for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees F, or until they burst and are browned.
  9. I served mine over hummus with a drizzle of olive oil, charred tomatoes, parsley, chives and lemon zest.
  10. Notes: To toast pine nuts evenly, bake on a sheet pan or cookie sheet in a single
  11. layer in a 350-degree oven for 6-7 minutes or until golden brown.
Recipe by What Jew Wanna Eat at