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  Garbanzo beans 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), soaked overnight
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Tahini/Sesame paste 1 Tablespoon (Sesame Paste)
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Ground black pepper To Taste
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Paprika 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste

1. Wash the garbanzo beans thoroughly and add to a heavy bottomed pan.
2. Cover with fresh water and bring to a boil.
3. Simmer beans for about 1 1/2 hours, until very tender.
4. Drain the beans when cooled, reserving the water liquid.

5. In a food processor jar, combine the boiled garbanzo beans along with garlic, tahini, and olive oil.
6. Pulse until coarsely ground.
7. Add a little of the reserved cooking liquid and blend into a thick paste.
8. Add salt and pepper and lemon juice to taste.
9. Empty out into a serving bowl and refrigerate to cool before serving.

10. Sprinkle paprika over the hummus and drizzle with olive oil if you like.
11. Serve with pita, falafel or veggie sticks.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
100 Minutes

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