Spicy Mediterranean Dip

A mildly spicy, smooth, light dip perfect for an aperitif or buffet.

You will need:

  • 1 large jar of chickpeas (not dried)
  • 175 ml olive oil
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons hot paprika


Place the chickpeas and the olive oil into a large bowl and blend into a smooth puree.

Add the salt and pepper and the cumin and blend again.

It is important to taste as you go, adding more cumin as necessary.

Pour into a dish or traditional Spanish cazuela, sprinkling the top with a little more cumin and the hot paprika. Then place in the freezer for about 10 minutes to set slightly.

Serve with slices of raw carrot, cucumber, peppers and celery.