• Cooking Time45 minutes or 30 minutes if pre-soaked (preparation 10 minutes)
  • ServesMakes about 5 cups


​1. Place chick peas and 6 cups of water into a saucepan and bring to boil. Simmer for approximately 45 minutes until tender.

2. Puree chick peas in a blender or food processor. Add remaining ingredients (except pepper) and blend together. Slowly add 3/4 - 1 cup of water until a smooth creamy consistency is reached to your liking.

3. Season with pepper to taste. Serve with a pinch of paprika and wholemeal pita bread.

Tip: You can usually find tahini in the health food aisle in the supermarket.

Recipe and image provided courtesy of Ward McKenzie Pty Ltd.

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  • 375g McKenzie's Chick Peas
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, crushed (about 8 cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon McKenzie's Paprika, plus pinch extra to serve
  • 2 tablespoons tahini (see Tip)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • McKenzie's Whole Black Peppercorns Grinder, to taste
  • Wholemeal pita bread, to serve
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