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Hummus is a traditional Middle Eastern dip served with flat bread (such as pita), tortilla chips, Sitara's Favorite Hummuscrackers and vegetables or as a spread in sandwiches. In Arabic, hummus is the word used to describe chickpeas only.  

This recipe  is so much better tasting than what is called "traditional" hummus. It is garlicy and lemony and herby with a zesty flavor.   Use it as a dip for vegetables and breads or stuff it into a pita for a sandwich base.   This is an easy hummus recipe you can whip up in no time flat.

The easiest way to make hummus is in a food processor.

Recipe By     : Sitara
Serving Size  : 4   Preparation Time 4:00
Categories    : Middle Eastern    Main Dishes
                     Sauces   Dips     Spreads

  Amount     Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    --------     ------------     --------------------------------
     1 1/2    cups  (one can)    cooked garbanzo beans (reserve liquid)
           3    medium                 cloves of garlic (use less if you are not a garlic fan)
          1     teaspoon (or less) salt
        1/2    teaspoon               soy sauce or tamari
           2    medium                 lemons, juiced
        3/4    cup                        tahini    (be sure tahini is well stirred and mixed)
        1/4    cup                        packed, fresh chopped parsley    (you can also use or add cilantro)
        1/8    teaspoon               black pepper
        1/8    teaspoon               cayenne
     1 1/4    cups                      chopped green onion

Put all ingredients into the food processor and pulse to blend.   Add some reserved garbanzo bean liquid as needed for consistency.    

Pulse till smooth.  Taste for salt.  I start out with less than a teaspoon and adjust if I think it needs more.