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2 cans drained chick peas (garbanzos)

3 cloves garlic

Salt to taste

Juice of half a lemon

1/3 cup olive oil

Pinch of Cumin

1/3 cup Tahini (sesame paste) optional

Handful of cilantro (or basil or parsley) optional



Put all ingredients in food processor or blender and blend until smooth.

Add small amount of water if mixture is too dry.

If you like a little kick to it, add some cayenne pepper.

Variations: Add red pepper or shredded carrots


Before serving add a little more olive oil to the top and garnish with cilantro.

Serve with black olives, pita bread, chips or cucumbers.

Enjoy a healthy snack!


Our thanks to Sandy Austin from Virginia Beach, VA for sharing this great recipe.


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