A can of garbanzo beans can make a delicious dip for your snack or for a tasty appetizer. Serve with fresh cut-up vegetables or simply with tortilla or pita chips. Place everything in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. If you don’t have tahini paste, I have used peanut butter and it can give it the same consistency. Although, my Persian friends would not like this at all. Tahini is sesame seed paste.
2 cans garbanzo beans, no need to drain the liquid
Juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
2 garlic cloves
1/3 cup tahini
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
Ground sea salt to taste
Blend all the ingredients until smooth for about 2 minutes. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil and add fresh parsley on top. It will be ready to serve or store in the fridge until the party start. Salud!
This recipe makes about 1.5 cups.
Nutrition information for 2 tablespoons: 80 calories, 6 grams total fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 280mg sodium, 6grams carbohydrates, 1gram dietary fiber, 1gram sugar, 2grams protein.