Sunday, December 7, 2014


I finally made this after many years of having it on my to do list! Add more/less cumin and lemon to suit your taste. You can also either omit the tahini (ground sesame seeds) if you don't have it or don't like it, or can try using peanut butter in its place. I also plan on trying it with roasted garlic, roasted red peppers or kalamata olives.


One 15 oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed OR 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)
1/4 cup tahini
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbs olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
2-3 TBS water (or liquid from cooked chickpeas)
dash of paprika for serving


In food processor, combine tahini and lemon juice. Process for 1 minutes. Scrape sides. Process another 30 seconds. Add garlic, olive oil, salt and cumin. Process 30 seconds. Scrape sides. Process another 30 seconds. Add half chickpeas and process 1 minute. Add rest of chickpeas and process 1-2 minutes. Add water until consistency suits your fancy! Put into bowl and sprinkle with paprika.