I love hummus and I look for any excuse to pair it with anything. I'm taking the meatballs out of the usual tomato sauce and serving them in a lighter way as a salad but with roasted cherry tomatoes in a hot and spicy garlic dressing. To bulk it up a little you could serve this with some little roast potatoes if you like.


Serves: 4

  • 1 packetIrish beef meatballs.
  • 2 tubs Houmous (2x200g)
  • 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes stalks removed (250g)
  • 3 roasted red peppers (270g) torn apart a little.
  • 1 clove of solo garlic (18g) peeled and finely sliced.
  • 1 packet little gem lettuce (220g) trimmed and washed.
  • A tbsp of olive oil.
  • A splash of Rosso vinegar.
  • A little fresh mint if available...
  • Oregano
  • Salt and pepper.
  • A pinch of hot chilli powder.


  1. Heat up the olive oil in a large frying pan and add the meatballs.
  2. Cook for 10 minutes over a medium heat, meanwhile divide your hummus between four plates and top with the little gems and torn peppers.
  3. When the meatballs are evenly coloured - add the garlic, tomatoes, chilli powder, salt and pepper (and the marjoram if you have no mint).
  4. After 2 minutes or so the garlic will have coloured and the tomatoes will have started to pop,
  5. Splash over the Rosso vinegar then divide everything between your plates along with a scattering of mint leaves and serve.