Tuesday, 2 January 2007


Vine Tomato Salsa
1 red onion, very finely diced
6-8 large vine tomatoes, finely diced
Huge handful of chopped fresh coriander
Juice of half a lemon
Salt and lots of black pepper
Dash of Tabasco if you like it a bit spicy

Mix the whole lot together and serve really cold.

The Best Tzatziki
450g natural yoghurt
½ cucumber
3 gloves of garlic, crushed
2 tbsp chopped mint
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp white wine vinegar

Place the yoghurt in a bowl. Peel and grate the cucumber, remove any excess water. Stir the cucumber into your yoghurt. Add garlic, mint, olive oil and vinegar and season with salt.

Yummy Tortilla Chips
Top tortilla chips with salsa, spring onions and grated cheese. Heat quickly in the grill just so the cheese melts, then drizzle with sour cream.

Heavenly Hummus
400g can chickpeas, washed and drained
100g tahini paste
50ml water
2 garlic cloves, crushed
50ml olive oil
85ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
Salt and pepper
1 tsp paprika

Place the chickpeas in a food processor and mix to a rough texture. Place the tahini paste and water in a bowl and mix with a fork until smooth. Add the tahini paste and garlic to the chickpeas and blend until smooth. With the motor still running add the olive oil and the lemon juice in alternate streams, until the mixture is smooth. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with paprika.

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