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(Makes 12 Servings)

1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans                   ¼ cup Tahini (sesame paste)                      3 Tbsp lemon juice
¼ tsp ground cumin                                   1 large clove garlic, cut in thirds                 salt and pepper to taste

Optional garnishes:  Olive oil and/or chopped parsley and paprika.


Drain garbanzos, reserving liquid.  Put garbanzos into a blender or food processor.  Add Tahini, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, and ¼ cup of the reserved garbanzo liquid.  Whirl, adding more liquid if needed, until mixture is a smooth consistency of heavy batter.  Season with salt and pepper.  Garnish as suggested above.  Serve as dip for pita bread or cut fresh vegetables.

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