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  • 200g dry chick peas (garbanzo beans)
  • 60g tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1 lemon (juice only)
  • 25g garlic, crushed or minced
  • 10g salt
  • a little fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 110g extra virgin olive oil
  • warm water, as needed, to thin the paste

  1. soak the chick peas in a pot of water overnight, stirring occasionally
  2. drain and refill the pot and bring to a boil
  3. simmer for two hours
  4. drain
  5. put oil, lemon, garlic, tahini, salt & pepper in blender with a few of the chick peas
  6. blend until a well mixed paste is formed and add the rest of the chick peas
  7. add a little water, as needed, to thin the paste enough to blend