Slow Food Saddleback Recipes

Pickled Tomatoes – Tamatem Mikhalela

From “Egyptian Cooking, A practical Guide”


4 medium or 8 small tomatoes
5-7 cloves of garlic
½ teaspoon cumin
1 Tablespoon vinegar


Crush garlic and salt, add cumin and moisten with vinegar.Either…
a) Slice medium tomatoes about 1 cm thick, dip in garlic mixture and arrange on a serving dish. or
b) Make a vertical cross incision in small tomatoes leaving base intact. Stuff with garlic mixture and arrange flower-shaped on a serving dish.