Cherry Tomatoes with Twinkle spice

Did you know that a dip can be made of dry ingredients? Here, the flavoring comes from a simple mixture of spice and salt that sticks to the tomatoes through the magic of . . . water! 

Hands-on time:
10 minutes
Total time:
10 minutes

Kitchen Gear

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3 small bowls 


2 cups (1 pint) grape tomatoes
1 tablespoon cold tap water
1 teaspoons Twinkle Spice (or 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt mixed with 1 teaspoon curry powder, five-spice powder, chili powder, or ground ginger)


Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a counter.

  1. Put the tomatoes in a small bowl.
  2. Put the water and Twinkle Spice or flavored salt in two separate bowls.
  3. To serve, let guests dip one side of each tomato in the water, then in the Twinkle Spice or flavored salt. 


Instead of cherry tomatoes, swap in cucumber, jicama, or melon chunks, and skip the water! 

Click here for Twinkle Spice recipe.