This is just one variation of many possible for this classic mezze dish.

  • Tin of chick peas, drained (or soak/cook an equivalent amount of dried ones – cheaper but more hassle!)
  • Juice of one lemon
  • One or two garlic cloves
  • One or two tablespoons of tahina (sesame seed paste, available in most supermarkets these days. We like Cypressa the best)
  • Salt
  • Olive oil
  • You really need a food processor for this.

Dead simple: put all the ingredients in the food processor and whizz it all together. Add more olive oil or water (or the stuff you drained from the chick pea tin) to adjust consistency to your liking. Serve with warm bread.

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