Three delicious dips in half an hour


Hummus (chickpea dip)
Guacamole (avocado dip)
Baba Ganoush (aubergine dip)

Ok, let me level with you, this ‚half hour‘ is my using the kind of poetic license that Jamie Oliver uses when he says it takes 15 mins to prepare the delicious recipes in that boffo book of his []

The aubergine alone takes about half an hour to roast… so let’s give or take an extra ten mins..

Either way, these are perfect snacks to prepare for when you’ve come back from a run or some other active excercise. Have some carrots and peppers nearby to dip into your dip.

pia cycling

Mirek jumping over bodies

One more thing: I didn’t have one of the most important ingredients to hand so had to make do without tahini (sesame paste). Nor did I have a pestle or other tool to grind so had to use a mug which worked out fine.

-One large jar or tin of chickpeas drained and rinsed
-3 cloves of garlic peeled and chopped
-juice of one lemon
-5 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
-some chopped fresh coriander
-pinch of salt, pepper and cayenne or chili powder
-(1 tablespoon of tahini , if you have it..)
Grind the whole lot together and taste, adjust to suit your preference



-2 ripe avocados, peeled and cut into bits
-2 tomatoes, skinned and chopped
-a 1 inch piece of hot green chili minus seeds, chopped
-juice of half a lemon
-pinch of salt and pepper
Grind the whole lot together to a paste and adjust flavour accordingly




Baba Ganoush (pasta z bakłażan)
This is a bit like making moules marinieres without shallots, but I wasn’t able to find any tahini in the local shops…
-2 large aubergines
-3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
-a generous pinch of cumin
-1 tablespoon good olive oil
-juice of half a lemon
-chopped parsley
-salt and pepper
-(2 spoons of tahini if you have it…)



and there you have it, three delicious and healthy dips!

three dips


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