Tomato and Hummus Tartine

Juicy Tomato and Hummus Tartines

Tomatoes are at their peak deliciousness right now — juicy and flavorful. So, this month, we’re featuring tomato recipes (the simpler, the better), starting with a three-ingredient tartine from Emilie Raffa of The Clever Cookbook. Here’s how to assemble it…

Tomato and Hummus Tartines
By Emilie Raffa, author of The Clever Cookbook

All you need is five minutes to make this simple, healthy snack. Creamy hummus and juicy tomatoes are the perfect compliment to the nutty flavor of sprouted grain bread. If you’re entertaining, serve these toasts in smaller wedges as an appetizer for guests. I thought I’d share this idea with you because it’s just me on a normal day. Chickpeas. Target. Mom stuff. You can make this in a snap and it’s a great way to incorporate succulent, seasonal tomatoes into your world.

Juicy Tomato and Hummus Tartines

Juicy Tomato and Hummus Tartines

Recipe: Tomato and Hummus Tartines
Serves 4

You’ll need:

4 slices of sprouted grain bread
1 large ripe tomato, thinly sliced
4 tbsp hummus
Salt and pepper
Small basil leaves to garnish

Lightly toast the bread, then spread the hummus evenly onto each piece. Top with 1-2 slices of tomato. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Garnish with basil leaves to taste.

Juicy Tomato and Hummus Tartines

Thank you so much, Emilie! Your cookbook is lovely.

P.S. More recipes, including a three-ingredient tomato sandwich and caramelized onion and tomato focaccia.

(Recipe and photos by Emilie Raffa. Thanks to Stella Blackmon for helping with this series.)

  1. anouk says...

    Hmm I ate it today but without toasting my bread, I’m going to try that tomorrow!

  2. Janell Ives says...

    Do you know of the segment on TheKitchn about people who eat the same meal every day? I never understood why someone would do that because to me the love of food is about variety. I would make a different breakfast every week for myself and my husband. BUT this tartine has changed my perspective. I made this about a week ago and spiced it up with a deliciously runny fried egg, fresh spinach and spicy hummus. It takes 5 minutes to make and it’s delicious and filling when paired with a smoothie that I sip on my commute. Now it’s been a week and a half and I am still hooked!

  3. Gina says...

    My favorite tomato dish is Strapatsada, a Greek dish – eggs scrambled in tomatoes. So delish!

  4. Sally says...

    Don’t get me wrong, this is a seriously delicious combo, but do we really need an article/recipe for hummus and tomato on toast?? This could’ve been way more useful as an article on a series of simple or unique topping combos for quick healthy meals

    • SallyK says...

      I’d never thought of this combination.

  5. Just had hummus, olive oil, olives with grilled chicken and pita bread such a great meal :)


  6. diane says...

    Gorgeous pictures but i feel a little cheated as a reader. Are you going to post PB&J next?

    • Vicki says...

      Ok yes! I thought the same thing, fine to say this is a favorite summer snack, but it’s not really a recipe

    • Kate says...

      I agree completely!

  7. Samantha says...

    I love tomatoes with pretty much anything. I like to add them in cubes to the pan where I cook the chicken. It gives it a great taste and color, and I’m sure it’s much healthier than tomato paste. As love as I love and have been eating tomatoes and hummus my whole life, I don’t think I ever tried them together. I guess I’ll give it a try :)

    • Samantha says...

      As much as I love* sorry

  8. Lulu says...

    These are just tomato and hummus on toast! Prettily presented, but in no way shape or form a tartine.

  9. yael steren says...

    Yay! I love tomatoes!! I was just in Israel and the tomatoes there are so sweet I actually eat them for dessert! It’s amazing how much better my eating habits are when produce is good. Anyway can’t wait to see the other recipes you share! xx yael

    • I lived in Israel for a few months in the summer about 15 years ago and my host family’s father was a tomato farmer. BEST TOMATOES EVER! Actually, all produce and dairy there was amazing. Memories.

  10. Yes! I’m so excited for this series!! I need help with tomatoes… They keep remaining untouched in my fridge… thank you for saving me and for saving my tomatoes.

    • Troy McClure says...

      You shouldn’t keep them in the fridge.

    • Megan says...

      Oh, they will taste SO much better if you don’t keep them in the fridge!

  11. I would love a hummus recipe. I have a few but its never as good as I’d like. it usually has chick peas aka garbanzo beans, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, tahini butter, and some pine nuts. any tips from those who make their own?

    • Dominique says...

      Here’s the hummus recipe I use. It has served me well for many years.

      1 16 oz can garbanzo beans (chick-peas), rinsed and drained
      ¼ cup plain yogurt
      2 cloves garlic, minced (or blend before adding other ingredients)
      ¼ cup tahini
      1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

      Combine ingredients in food processor or blender. Blend to desired consistency. Add additional lemon juice, yogurt or tahini to taste. You can serve it with olive oil, pepper, cumin or paprika on top.

  12. Never been a huge fan of tomatoes but this looks so nice! I will definitely have to try it out for a nice snack for lunch at work!

  13. Emma says...

    Calling it a tartine makes me laugh. This is the most basic staple of my diet in the summer months. Hummus Tomato Open-Faced Sandwich is what we call it at home :) But we can elevate the name too, I suppose. A small drizzle of olive oil is also nice, if you have good quality stuff!

  14. These look so simple and so so delicious! Can’t wait to try them


  15. Cooper says...

    This looks so simple and delicious! I recently learned how to make my own hummus with my new immersion blender and it was a game-changer as far as my feelings towards hummus go :) I’d highly recommend purchasing an immersion blender for anyone who doesn’t have one but wants to try new recipes (like creamy soups and hummus!).

    • You might have convinced me. I don’t have a food processor and tried to do hummus in the blender. Didn’t work very well. Industrial hummus hasn’t caught on here (just as well, probably) so I have to make it myself. Taste is OK, but way too lumpy.

  16. SummerLily says...

    This is one of my favorite things to eat for lunch (or any meal for that matter)! So delicious!