Preparation / Directions:
Puree the beans with the water in a food processor or blender to the consistency of a smooth, mashed-potatolike paste. (The beans can also be mashed with the water by hand)
Add the tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt and cumin. Continue mixing until light and fluffy. Put into a serving bowl and swirl in the olive oil.
Sprinkle on paprika and garnish with lemon slices and chopped parsley. Serve at room temperature.
Makes about 4 1/4 cups of dip.
SUGGESTED DIPPERS: Pita Bread Triangles, Celery, Carrots, Fennel, Cheddar Cheese