This article is from the 20th Century Appetizer Recipes, with numerous contributions by known and also anonymous authors
31 oz (2 cns) Chick Peas
1 x Liquid *
6 T Tahini **
1/3 c Lemon Juice or To Taste
3 ea Large Cloves Garlic(or More)
1 x Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper
1 x Olive Oil
1 x Paprika
1 x Fresh Chopped Parsley
* Liquid shoud be 1/4 of the liquid from 1 can of chick peas. ** Tahini is (seame seed paste) is available in Milddle Eastern Food Shops and many of the larger supermarkets featuring Ethnic Foods.
Combine all ingredients, except garinshes, in blender or food processor container. Blend to a smooth, creamy paste. Taste and add mor lemon juice or salt to suit your taste. It should be the creamy consistency of mashed potatoes. Thin with chick pea liquid or water if necessary. Scrape into an attractive bowl, Color olive oil with a bit of paprika. Drizzle oil over the surface in a decorative pattern and sprinkle with parsley. Serve with wedges of pita bread and raw vegetables.