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Spicy Mediterranean Dip

These recipes for Spicy Mediterranean Dip have been reproduced courtesy of Orce Serrano Hams -

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

Ingredients for Spicy Mediterranean Dip

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

How to make Spicy Mediterranean Dip

  • 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 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.
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