Garlic-fest Hummus

I love garlic. Almost as much as cheese, in fact. Garlic makes the world taste better, it wards off vampires and it is good for your heart. What more do you want??? Plus, with garlic, you don’t need to worry about kissing your French boyfriend/girlfriend as it’s more than likely he/she loves the stuff too.

I also love hummus and if you have a blender, there is no reasonable excuse not to make your own hummus instead of buying that bland pap from the supermarket…

To knock up this stinker of a hummus, you’ll need:

1 can chickpeas in salt water

3 tablespoons of tahini (sesame cream)

2 tablespoons of good olive oil

4-5 fat cloves of garlic

handful of pinenuts

pinch of paprika/dried chilli

handful of fresh coriander

bung the lot in a blender, press the “whizz” button until you achieve the consistency you prefer (I like it chunky, some like it smooove). If its too dry, add more tahini or olive oil, as you prefer.

Serve with toasted pitta bread, a plate of roast red peppers and some grilled aubergine and courgettes for a full dinner! Breathe on people for fun…

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