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       Title: Hummus
  Categories: Appetizers
       Yield: 6 servings
       1 tb Safflower Oil
       2 tb Chopped Onion
            Clove garlic, Minced
     1/4 c  Minced Fresh Parsley
       1 ts Basil
     1/4 ts Ground Coriander
     1/4 ts Oregano
     1/4 ts Black Pepper
      15 oz Can Drained Chick Peas
       3 tb Lemon Juice
       2 tb Toasted Sesame Seeds
       1 ds Cumin
   GARNISH: lemon wedges, cherry tomatoes, or fresh parsley sprigs (opt)
   In a small skillet, heat oil; saute onion and garlic until onion is
   softened. Add seasonings. Stir just long enough to soften parsley. In
   food processor, combine rinsed and drained chick peas and lemon
   juice; process until smooth. Stir in onion and herb mixture; stir in
   sesame seeds. Spoon into serving bowl. Top with garnish if desired.
   VARIATIONS: 1. Substitute 15-oz can Great Northern beans for chick
   peas.  Use only 2 T lemon juice, since this is a moister bean. 2.
   Replace chick peas with 1/2 lb firm tofu (1 cup) and 1/2 cup tahini;
   use only 1 T lemon juice and add 1 T soy sauce.