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

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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.


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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