2 cups (1 can) canned garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup tahini*
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
2 cloves garlic, halved (garlic powder works fine too)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pinch paprika
1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
1. Place the garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil salt and garlic in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Add some liquid from the beans or water to have it mix smoothly depending on how chunky or smooth you like it. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl.
2. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley to garnish. Or you can just add it in with everything else.
3. Eat with chips, crackers, pita bread, pita chips, veggies or spread on sandwiches.
*Tahini is a sesame seed paste. It can be found in either the health food section or the Asian section of the grocery store.