Hummus, Dips and Antipasti

Simple hummus


  • 1 garlic clove, mashed
  • 1 15-oz can of chickpeas
  • 1/3 cup of tahini (roasted sesame paste)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • salt, pepper
Throw the garlic, drained chick beans, tahini paste, lemon juice, water and olive oil into a blender and set it to low speed. Add salt, starting at a half a teaspoon, to taste.



  • 2 ripe, large avocados
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 ripe tomapoe
  • 1/2 minced white onion
  • 1 small chili pepper
  • some cilantro leaves
  • 1 Tbs fresh lime juice
  • salt, pepper
Cut up the avocado in large chunks after removing the seed. Mash it coarsely in a large bowl using a fork. Add the remaining ingredients, chopped up or finely diced, and blend gently. Leaving some avocado chunks in there. Last add pepper and salt to taste.