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                              HUMUS TAHINI DIP
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Vegetables
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      3/4   c            Chickpeas -- soaked overnight
                         -and drained
    2                    Garlic cloves -- minced
    1       t            Salt
      1/4   t            Pepper
    6       tb           Tahini (sesame paste)
    2                    Lemons, juiced
    1       tb           Corn oil (or as needed)
    1       tb           Olive oil
      1/4   t            Paprika
    1       tb           Fresh parsley -- chopped
   In a medium saucepan place the soaked chickpeas and cover them with water.
   Bring the water to a boil over high heat and vigorously cook the chickpeas
   for 10 minutes.  Reduce the heat to low and simmer the chickpeas for 1«
   hours, or until they are tender (add more water if necessary).
   Drain the water from the chickpeas.  Place them in a food processor
   (reserve 8 chickpeas for the garnish) and pur‚e them until they are very
   smooth.  Add some water if necessary.
   In a medium bowl, place the pur‚ed chickpeas.  Add the garlic, salt,
   pepper, tahini, and lemon juice.  Mix the ingredients together so that
   they are well blended.
   Add the corn oil and mix it in well so that a smooth paste is formed.
   In a small serving bowl, place the humus.  Smooth it down evenly with a
   knife.  Pour the olive oil in the center.  Sprinkle on the paprika and
   parsley.  Garnish the dish with the reserved chickpeas.
   Makes 1¬ cups.
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