Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Hommos el Sham

 

This is a dish you won't find in most restaurants. It's a light vegetarian tomato soup that has been used to boil chickpeas. It's served in a glass with the chickpeas in the bottom of the glass, some lemon to squeeze into it and powdered hot pepper to add if you are into spice. Wonderful on a winter afternoon, light but filling. It's usually sold in koshari shops and often served in plastic bags with a straw.
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6 comments:

danielle said...

Very unique. I love the mosaic table too.

Kristin said...

Thanks so much! We keep seeing it everywhere but had no idea what is was.

Star said...

Sounds wonderful, kind of gaspacho-y. Thanks for the recipe. I'll try it.

brattcat said...

i would love this.

Candice said...

I love this! So yummy

Anonymous said...

I was perusing the internet, looking for a recipe to Hommos el Sham when I found your blog. I use to live in Cairo in the late 90's and have had a hankering to make this soup for my husband (also lived in Cairo before we we met) since he's never had it before…can you imagine! We're in Lagos, Nigeria now, but hope to travel to Egypt in the next few years. Ahhhh…..thanks for the great memories.