Wow -- 1/4 cup oil??? Are you sure that's just for one can of beans? I play around with this recipe from drweil.com, which only calls for one tablespoon of olive oil and 1/4 cup tahini to 3 cans of garbanzos:
5 cups cooked chickpeas or garbanzos (from three 15-oz cans, drained or 2 cups dried chickpeas, cooked)
¼ cup sesame tahini
2 tablespoons cold water
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon ground cumin
3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1. Drain and rinse chickpeas, if using canned.
2. Combine chickpeas with remaining ingredients -except olive oil - in a food processor or blender container. Blend to a rough purée texture adding a little more water if necessary. The mixture should not be totally smooth.
3. Scrape the mixture into a bowl. Stir in the olive oil.
-- I never follow the recipe exactly, varying the garlic & spices as the mood strikes me. Hope this is as yummy as what you've been making!
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