Roasting the garlic gives this dip a smooth and mild garlic taste, which pairs well with grilled chicken.


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SERVES 6

6 cloves of garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 small can chickpeas, drained
½ cup feta cheese
juice ½ lemon
salt and pepper
extra olive oil for serving
fresh thyme
pink salt, optional


  1. Place the garlic in a sheet of aluminum foil and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Wrap up and bake at 360°F for 30 minutes.
  2. Place garlic in a food processor with chickpeas, feta, lemon, and remaining 2 tablespoons of oil.
  3. Blend until smooth and season with salt and pepper. If it seems too dry, just add more oil.
  4. Spoon into a bowl, and top with a drizzle of olive oil, thyme, and salt.

TIP:

Homemade pita chips are so easy to make. Brush olive oil on whole pitas and grill in the oven until crispy. Then break up and serve.


Photography by Gieves Anderson

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