Tomato-walnut Spread/Dip

Walnut Tomato2


The basic ingredients for spreads and dips are garlic, chillies and spices. The texture can vary from thick and paste-like to soft and saucy.   Making them at home is less expensive, and it allows me to control the flavour/heat level to taste. I love toasting the whole spices and grinding them for freshest flavour

Yields: 3-4 servings
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes


  • Chopped fresh tomatoes-2medium
  • Chopped walnuts-a handful
  • Chopped onion-1medium
  • Olive oil-1tbsp
  • Mustard seeds-2tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds-1/2tsp
  • Pepper corns-4-5
  • Cayenne pepper- 1tsp ( alternatively red chilli powder/paprika can be used)
  • Crushed garlic-2cloves
  • Cider vinegar-2-3tbsp
  • Chopped mint- a handful
  • Salt- to taste


  • Fry spices (fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds, pepper corns) over a low heat in a skillet/pan until fragrant then add crushed garlic, onion and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, cayenne pepper, ½ cup of water, vinegar, salt and cook for 12-15 minutes or until the tomatoes are mushy and cooked well.
  • Once cooked take off the flame and allow it to cool a bit and then place it in the blender/ food processor, along with walnuts until smooth. Adjust the seasoning with little more spice/ salt if needed.
  • Serve as a dip with chips/crackers or spread on sandwich or even with Chapathi.

Walnut Tomato1


  • Spices can be personalised as per taste.
  • Olive oil may be added to thin out the mixture (a thin layer of oil is added before storage to keep it fresh)
  • Vinegar or Lemon juice can be added to help preserve the sauce

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on April 22, 2015, in Dips, Dips, Indian, International. Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.


  2. Lovely dip Chitra!!


  3. Oh my Chitra! This would add flavor to so many things! Even my new grilled cheese! 🙂


  4. This dip looks delicious, Chitra!


  5. Delicious………….


  6. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


  7. Love the addition of walnuts to the tomato diP C:-)

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