Serves: 10 people

Total time: 15 min

One evening I went to a party the Spanish girls were having at their place in West London and tried this excellent recipe.


– 400g boiled chickpeas
– 100ml olive oil
– 3x cloves of garlic (peeled)
– 3x tablespoons of tahine
– half a lemon
– 3x teaspoons sweet paprika
– 1x teaspoon spicy paprika
– salt and water to taste

Cooking Instructions

STEP 1: Pour the chickpeas into a bowl or food processor container, ideally with some water (100ml or so) left over from boiling them. Add the olive oil, garlic cloves, 3 tablespoons of tahine and teaspoons of sweet and spicy paprika. Crush the lemon over the top to get the juice out.

STEP 2: Blend the ingredients together, adding water and salt to taste. Be careful not to over-blend the mix, its nice when the paste retains some of the roughness of the chickpeas.

STEP 3: Serve on a plate and sprinkle with sweet paprika. Make sure you have some mediterranean flat bread handy for dipping in with.

STEP 4: Bon apetit! 😉