From the recipe box of travel writer Carole Terwilliger Meyers.
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I used Whole Foods 365 store brand organic tahini. Just a few days ago I saw it won a tasting test at the San Francisco Chronicle. I like to serve it with flatbread, olives, and Marcona almonds.
4-6 cloves garlic
Chop in food processor.
1 15-oz. can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
3 Tbl. tahini paste (sesame seed paste)
1 Tbl. harissa paste or powder, or sub about 1 tsp. cayenne
3 Tbl. olive oil
1 tsp. ground cumin
Add and process until smooth.
juice of 1 large lemon
Add and process.
2 Tbl. olive oil
up to 2 Tbl. water
Add in this order through tube 1 tablespoon at a time, to thin.
Put in serving dish, make indention and fill with:
1 Tbl. olive oil
a sprinkle of pine nuts
Garnish with chopped parsley.