Put the garlic in a food processor or blender and pulse the machine until the cloves are choppe up a bit. Add the chickpeas, tahini, oil, lemon juice and paprika and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Turn on the machine and let it run, adding 1 tabelspoon oil at a time until you get a smooth purée. Taste and adjust the seasoning and pulse the machine a few times more to combine. Serve, drizzled with olive oil, pinch of paprika and roasted pine nuts. Serve with warm pita bread.

Stuffed Tomatoes

In a large pan, heat the oil over medium heat and fry the onions, carrots & celery until the onion has softened and turned translucent. Add the garlic and herbs and stir for about one minute. Pour in the lentils and add Pinto’s Pride Chicken Spoon Stock and the Mayor Polpa. Season to taste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat & simmer for at least 1 hour or until lentils are tender. Stir in the juice of the lemon, garnish with parsley & serve.

Party Omelette Cups

In a large bowl, beat the eggs and add the peas, ham, parsley and the Ħanini Ġibniet Nixfin. Season with pepper and mix. Prepare the muffin cases in the muffin tin and pour in the mixture. Cook in hot oven for around 15 minutes. Can be served hot or cold.

Bruschetta with Cannellini Beans

Drain the Mayor Cannellini Beans and add the garlic, olive oil and sundried tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well. Toast the Maltese bread and spoon the mixture on top. Garnish with the basil leaves and drizzle some olive oil.

Strawberry Cheesecake

Preheat oven to 150˚C and prepare a 9’’ loose base non stick tin. Mix together the digestive biscuits, sugar, butter

Homemade Beef Burgers

In a large bowl mix well all the patty ingredients. In your hands, mould 6 round balls and flatten until 1/2 inch thick. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for at least 4 hrs. Heat some olive oil in a skillet and cook the patties, 2 minutes on each side at a time until cooked through and have that nice golden brown colour.

Devilled Stuffed Eggs with Capers

Place eggs into a medium sauce pot and bring to boil. Remove from heat and cover for 15 minutes. Drain

Spring Fruit Salad

Cut the fruit into bite size chunks and place in a large bowl. Mix together the honey and lemon juice