Gibna With Tamatum or Cheese With Tomatoes

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

My husband brought this delightful recipe with him from Egypt. It is a quick and easy sandwich spread or it can also be used as a dip mix. We make this often since we both enjoy cheese.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Use a fork to mash the cheese in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Add the tomatoes and cucumber.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Add in some of the oil if the mixture is too dry.
  5. Fill each half pita bread to eat as a sandwich or serve the dip and pitas as an appetizer.
Most Helpful

This has become my latest summer lunch addiction! Its fresh, cheesy, crunchy and easy to put together. I have also made it adding some dried mint and a small crushed garlic clove. Cannot buy Bulgarian feta cheese here, don't even know how that tastes or what texture it has, so I used the Greek feta that is readily available here and added olive oil to the mix.

Pets'R'us June 23, 2005

heey, thaat type of cheese is my favourite, to get a perfect one add dried mint and 1 lemon..its optional anyway but it would be perfect

Heba Maher September 15, 2005

it's delicious, I skipped the cucumber as it makes it a little watery, and add a pinch of ground cayenne.

Helio August 26, 2005