Date: Fri, 8 Oct 1993 16:23:45 GMT

2 15 oz. cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
1/2 c. tahini (sesame-seed paste)
6 T. lemon juice
3 lg cloves garlic, pressed
1 t. ground cumin
salt and pepper

Drain beans, reserving liquid.  Place in food processor or
blender with other ingredients and 1/4 c. of liquid.
Process until the mixture is smooth, adding liquid until
desired consistency is reached.  Adjust seasonings with
more cumin, lemon, or salt & pepper.

Garnish with fresh chopped parsley, if desired.  Serve
with crackers, pita bread, carrot sticks, other veggies.

Makes about 3 cups.



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