• Three cans garbanzo beans drained
  • Up to one cup juice from beans
  • Tahini (sesame oil paste)-I buy it at a Lebanese Deli
  • Three cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 4oz olive oil , plus a little for drizzling
  • 4oz lemon juice
  • Paprika


Put the beans into a food processor and add 2 soup spoons of tahini, garlic, salt, olive oil and lemon juice. Process for a minute adding liquid from beans to keep the mixture moving. Check for salt and pour the hummus into a serving bowl. It should be smooth, creamy and thick, but not as thick as tomato paste. Garnich with olive oil and paprika. Serve with pita bread.

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Submitted 8/20/06.
Submitted By: Marsha Glover