Rose Art Hummus

One beautiful thing about the Middle Eastern culture is not only the way the food taste but the way you decorate it. You are a true cook when you care about the way others see it. You will find this art all over the Middle East. Last year for Iftar I was served a lovely rice pudding by a Persian friend that had a tree stenciled across the top with cinnamon, it was amazing. Here you will see that I have just tried to pretty up some hummus. This is a nice starter for your table anytime!

olive oil
1 medium size red tomato
1 small green pepper, sliced

1. In a medium sized serving platter place your hummus in a decorative style, making fork marks around the side add paprika into the grooves. Drizzle oil over certain areas.

2. Starting at the top of the tomato cut the peel or skin part only with a sharp utility knife 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch wide in a continuous unbroken strip like peeling an apple. Roll the tomato skin up as tightly as possible with the shiny side out. Turn the tomato rose upside down, adjust the roll if necessary to resemble a flower and set in the middle of the hummus.

3. Around the sides of the rose place strips of green pepper upside down.

Yields: 8 servings

10 fabulous comments:

Jenny said...

What a pretty dish Noor! Love your design and how cool that it's edible! Have a great week!

Yasmeen said...

I like hummus..the artistic presentation looks lovely.

Noor said...

Ahh thank you all.

meeso said...

That is really pretty! I love the presentation :)

pickyeater said...

This is the best design I have seen on Hummous.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Check out the link and tell me if u want me to make any futher changes.

Dershana said...

Hi Noor, this is my first visit to your blog and I like what I see.

Ramdan wishes to you and family. I've posted hummus on my blog too, nice coincidence. The flower looks nice and pretty :-)

Clumbsy Cookie said...

You are right! The eyes are the first to eat! That looks gorgeous!

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Yasmine said...

the next time i make hummous i will try that out, my MIL does amazing designs with kubee-neyah, bu i have yet to make it and try it out

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