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Hummus III (P, TNT)
Source: An old cookbook
Serves: Varies

2 15-1/2-oz. cans of chickpeas/garbanzos, drained and rinsed, but save about 1/2 cup of the liquid, this gives you 3 cups of beans
1/2 cup tahini (sesame paste)
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 cloves garlic, sliced or minced
1 to 1-1/2 tsp. salt (I prefer 1 tsp.)
1/4 to 1/2 cup liquid from canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans) OR water if you forget to save it

Put everything except the liquid or water into the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Let it run and add the liquid/water until the hummus is a consistency you like. Scrape it into a bowl.

If you like you can add chopped parsley, scallions, dill, olives, etc. Another variation is to use roasted garlic rather than fresh. The ultimate in fast food!

Poster's Notes:
Back in the good ol' Sixties I had a great hippie-dippie cookbook that had a recipe for hummus which called for first making a tehina sauce separately; it made more than you needed for the hummus. So I did the math and came up with my own "one pot" recipe that I've been making ever since. The "pot" is the bowl of a food processor.

Posted by Judy Sennesh

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A