*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                                 Hummus -1
 
 Recipe By     : Patricia Williams <PIE@TWC.EDU>
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pulses And Grains                Vegetables
                 Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/3  Cup           Lemon Juice
    2      Tablespoons   Olive Oil
      1/4  Cup           Sesame Seeds -- * see note
    2      Cloves        Garlic -- peeled
      1/2  Teaspoon      Ground Cumin
      1/2  Teaspoon      Salt
      1/4  Teaspoon      Fresh Ground Black Pepper
      1/4  Teaspoon      Cayenne Pepper
    2      Springs       Parsley
   19      Oz. Can       Chickpeas -- rinsed and drained
 
 * You may use a little less than 1/4 cup of tahini in place of the
 sesame seeds. I'd also cut out the additional 2 teaspoon of olive
 oil in the first step of the recipe if using tahini.
 
 Place 2 Tbs. lemon juice, 1 Tbs. plus 2 teaspoon olive oil, sesame seeds,
 garlic cloves and spices in food processor or blender and process
 until slightly thick and smooth. Add chick peas and the remaining
 lemon jiuce and process until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl and
 drizzle with remaining olive oil. Refrigerate 1-2 hours to allow
 flavors to blend. Serve with pita bread or pita chips**.
 
 **For homemade pita chips, cut pita bread in half (I prefer whole
 wheat), then separate with your fingers so you have 4 half-moon
 shaped pieces from each whole pita. Brush both sides lightly with
 olive oil or melted butter, sprinkle with sesame seeds, garlic
 powder, whatever your fancy, bake at 350 for around 10 minutes
 or until crisp.
 
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