Hummus - Ethnic

Course : Appetizers
Serves: 6
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Ingredients:

31 ounces chick peas
6 tablespoons tahini **
1/3 cup lemon juice or to taste
3 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon salt and fresh ground pepper
---GARINISHES---
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
 

Preparation / Directions:

* Liquid shoud be 1/4 of the liquid from 1 can of chick peas. ** Tahini is (seame seed paste) is available in Milddle Eastern Food Shops and many of the larger supermarkets featuring Ethnic Foods. Combine all ingredients, except garinshes, in blender or food processor container. Blend to a smooth, creamy paste. Taste and add mor lemon juice or salt to suit your taste. It should be the creamy consistency of mashed potatoes. Thin with chick pea liquid or water if necessary. Scrape into an attractive bowl, Color olive oil with a bit of paprika. Drizzle oil over the surface in a decorative pattern and sprinkle with parsley. Serve with wedges of pita bread and raw vegetables.


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