Good Neighbor Hummus

Course : Dips
Serves: 2
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3 cups garbanzo beans -- - 2 16 oz. cans rinsed and drained
1/2 cup tahini
7 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup tamari or soy sauce -- - preferably tamari
4 large garlic cloves -- - crushed or minced
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper -- up to 1/4
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon paprika
1 bunch chopped parsley

Preparation / Directions:

Put beans, tahini, lemon juice, 1/4 c. olive oil, tamari, garlic and peppers in food processor; blend to desired smoothness. Transfer to serving bowl. Drizzle top with olive oil; sprinkle with paprika and parsley if desired. Note: In her column notes, Colombo mentions that chili paste can be purchased at Oriental food markets. This recipe makes no mention of chili paste, although it was an ingredient in the Good Neighbor Szechuan noodles. Seeing as how I think Good Neighbor may have "held back" a little bit on this recipe (they wouldn't give it out for years, as it's one of their best sellers), you may also want to experiment and add a little chili paste to this recipe, which does have a slight bite to it when purchased at Good Neighbors. Absolutely great with unsalted blue corn chips! Have eaten many times but haven't made at home yet. It's delicious, and sells for $4.50/lb. at Good Neighbors. From Alice Colombo's 01/27/93 "Cook's Corner" column in "The (Louisville, KY) Courier-Jou

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