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Old 01-10-2008, 09:56 PM   #1  
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We absolutely love this stuff -- and so do our families and friends and coworkers. Watch the portions! Great on everything from carrots to whole wheat pitas (Ph 2.)

1 cup chick peas (garbanzo beans) [1 can is roughly 1-1/2 cups]
6 tablespoons tahini (sesame butter)
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped (we use 1-2 heads garlic)
5 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons virgin olive oil
cayenne pepper, to taste
1/2 cup liquid from chick peas

Drain chick peas, reserving liquid. Combine chick peas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and a pinch of cayenne pepper in a food processor. Slowly add liquid from chick peas until hummus is of desired consistency. Add cayenne, lemon, and oil to taste.
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