Hummus

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Sourcehttp://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/recipes/hummus/rcp-20049675
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Description

Serve this easy chick peas spread with warmed whole-wheat pita bread or raw vegetable sticks like Carrots, Celery, Cucumber, Red Peppers etc.

For a different taste you can substitute white, butter or lima beans for chick peas  and 1 teaspoon toasted ground cumin seeds for the paprika.

Ingredients

2 c
chick peas or garbanzo beans (rinsed and drained low-sodium canned or cooked dried beans. Save 1/4 of the liquid)
1 T
extra-virgin olive oil
1⁄4 c
lemon juice
2 clv
garlic (minced)
1⁄4 t
black pepper (cracked)
1⁄4 t
paprika
3 T
tahini (Sesame paste)
2 T
parsley (chopped)

Notes

Serving size: 1/4 cup

 

Instructions

In a blender or food processor, add the chick peas. Process until puree. Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, pepper, paprika, tahini and parsley. Blend well. Add the reserved liquid, 1 tablespoon at a time until the mixture has the consistency of a thick spread. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.