Preparation / Directions:
Combine first five ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth. Add chickpeas and seasonings and blend to puree. Taste and adjust flavors to suit (I usually like a little more lemon.).
The mixture you get before adding the chickpeas is also delicious, although extremely strong in garlic :>). Use a bit less garlic, thin with water and you've got a delicious salad dressing. Unfortunately, a very high fat salad dressing, though.
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