The Holiday Season is quickly approaching! It’s a time for gathering with friends and family to catch up on the year’s events. We always have multiple gathering to attend. Usually there is some sort of work gathering, a gathering with close friends, and of course, a family gathering. I get our really close friends together at our house between Christmas and New Years for a nice dinner. Since the gathering is so small, I make it a little fancy. I like to pull out my “good” dishes and glasses. This is most certainly my favorite time of year. I get to see the people I care about most even if this is the only time of the year our busy schedule allows, and I cherish it greatly! No matter what type of gathering you plan to attend this year, this recipe is sure to be hit!
Yields 8 servings
3 cans Garbanzo beans
1/3 cup Plus 1 tablespoon Tahini
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
3 to 5 tbsp. cold water
Salt to taste
1 tbsp. Olive oil
Combine all ingredients except for the water and olive oil in a food processor or blender.
Pulse the mixture until combined. At this point the mixture will not be very smooth. Add the water 2 tablespoons at a time and pulse. Continue to add water until desired consistency. Don not over mix. When desired consistency is achieved add the olive oil and pule 3 more times. Remove from the blender and serve immediately or refrigerate for up to a week.