♥ 1 16 oz. can chick peas; drained and well-rinsed
♥ 1/4 c tahini (sesame paste)
♥ 2 lg. cloves garlic; chopped
♥ 5 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice (about two lemons)
♥ 1/5 cup olive oil
♥ 1 tsp. coarse salt
♥ 1 tsp. ground cumin
♥ 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
♥ 1/5 cup warm water
1. Place all ingredients except water in a food processor and process for about 2 minutes.
2. Remove lid and scrape down sides. Add water and process briefly again. Scrape down sides. The mixture should be somewhat coarse and not quite runny. Add a bit more water if needed.
3. Refrigerate for four hours to allow flavors to meld. The consistency will thicken to a firm paste.