Hummus Dip

  • 2 16-oz cans chick peas or garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 to 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1-1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 c tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 1/2 c lemon juice
  • 1/2-1 c water

Put garlic in food processor and mince fine. Add chick peas and mince, scraping down the sides. If your canned chick peas had salt, you might not need to add additional salt (wait and salt to taste when all ingredients are processed). Otherwise, add salt along with tahini and lemon juice. Mix. Add enough water to make a thick creamy consistency. Serve with fresh vegetables and crackers, topping the hummus with a drizzle of olive oil, chopped parsley, or a sprinkling of hot pepper powder.