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       Title: HUMMUS #3
  Categories: Dips, Ethnic
       Yield: 1 servings
       2 c  Dry chick peas
       1 lb Jar tahini
       3    Garlic cloves
     1/4 c  Soy sauce, natural (tamari)
       1    Lemon
            Water from cooked beans
       2 ts Cumin, powdered (optional)
            Paprika for garnish
            Parsley for garnish
   Soak beans overnight.  Drain and place on cookie sheet.  Freeze
   several hours.  cook frozen beans in double amount of water with
   onion in it or cook in a pressure cooker instead of freezing first.
   Blend cooked beans (pureeing while still warm makes blending easier)
   and onion a little at a time, using as much water as necessary to
   keep blender going. Add garlic cloves, soy sauce and lemon juice to
   taste along with beans. If you're using cumin, add it now. When all
   beans have been blended with other ingredients to a thick sauce,
   place in a large bowl. Add one jar of tahini and mix well, adding
   more tamari, garlic, or lemon juice if a stronger flavor is desired.
   (add more water for thinner consistency.) Place on a shallow dish,
   spread smoothly and sprinkle with paprika and parsley. Serve with
   pita strips, use as a sandwich spread, or stuff into celery.
   VARIATIONS: a) Avocado Hoomus: mash in 1 large ripe avocado  b)
   Eggplant Hoomus:  mash in one medium baked eggplant (no skin) and mix
   with cumin added to garbanzo tahini blend.
   /\/\ara kent