This recipe comes from the BBC food website, which apparently is a 'waste of resources' that makes the BBC 'imperialistic', according to some. One would have thought that cooking is a basic skill that deserves some public resources. In any case, bit cheap to criticise the BBC for this. Most countries would simply die for having anything equivalent to it. The most powerful diplomatic tool that this country has - by far (and I say that having spent many years working on foreign relations, including at the FCO itself) Lack of vision does not even begin to cover how stupid it is to seek to damage it.
Now this is the recipe (which we have changed a little). You need:
- a can of chickpeas
- 3 table spoons of olive oil
- half a teaspoon of ground cumin
- half a teaspoon of ground coriander
- half a teaspoon of 'pimenton' (sweet paprika)
- juice of half a lemon
- 5 'piquillo peppers'
- a pinch of coarse salt
Blend all the ingredients together. Before serving it drizzle a bit of olive oil on top. As simple as that.