Quick Cumin-Rich Tomatoes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a quick, even hastily prepared side dish. It goes well with Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and North African foods, and also amazingly well with curries. It's low cal, and fat-free.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Open a large can of whole peeled tomatoes.
  2. Remove the tomatoes, and put them into a bowl.
  3. Pour the liquid from the can into a small saucepan.
  4. Add the salt, garlic and cumin.
  5. Cook this on medium heat, and reduce the amount by half.
  6. The sauce will thicken.
  7. Add the tomatoes, and heat them in the sauce.
  8. Serve immediately, or reheat just before serving.
  9. The longer the tomatoes can soak up the flavors, the better.
  10. You could add basil, or any herb.


Most Helpful

Wow, it really doesn't get any easier than this! I used a 28oz can of tomatoes, though & barely had enough for 3 people. BUT, we loved it & ignored the 'serving size.' :)

Elmotoo December 31, 2006

Sometimes I misread a recipe and really mess it up. Sometimes it comes out wonderfully. This was one of those times. Canned tomatoes, the recipe calls for canned WHOLE tomatoes! I used a can of CRUSHED tomatoes. I couldn't understand how in the directions is says to remove the tomatoes from the liquid, the whole thing is just one big slushy mess! So I just poured the whole thing into the pot and continued merrily along with the recipe. Luckily for me this cooked up beautifully! I used 2 minced cloves of garlic instead of the garlic powder, and added a dash of za'atar to the mix as well. Stuff was super yummy! We had it with eggs and m'llawach for a light supper. Good stuff!

Mirj December 12, 2006

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