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Chick peas - 400 gms can (drained)
Garlic cloves - 2
Tahini or unsweetened smooth peanut butter - 2 tbsp
Olive oil - 4 tbsp
Lemon juice - 1
Cayenne pepper - 1/2 tsp
Sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
Sea salt


  • Rinse the chick peas well and place in a blender or food processor with the garlic and a good pinch of sea salt.
  • Add the tahini or peanut butter and process until fairly smooth.
  • With the motor still running, slowly pour in the oil and lemon juice.
  • Stir in the cayenne pepper and add more salt, to taste. If the mixture is too thick, stir in a little cold water.
  • Transfer the puree to a serving bowl.
  • Heat a small non stick pan and add the sesame seeds.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes, shaking the pan, until the seeds are golden.
  • Allow to cool, then sprinkle over the puree

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