This houmous dip is simplicity itself to make. Serve it with warm pitta bread or ciabatta, crudités or barbecued meats and vegetables.
400g can chick peas
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
olive oil and paprika to serve
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Drain the liquid from the chick-peas into a small pan and add the garlic. Cook over medium heat for 7-8 minutes, uncovered, until the garlic is softened. Leave to cool then add to the chick-peas and whizz in a food processor until smooth.
2. Season to taste with lemon juice, salt and pepper. Serve in a bowl with a little olive oil poured over and sprinkle with paprika.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes