YIELD: Makes 2 1/2 cups


2 cans (15 1/2 oz.) – garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

1 T – honey

1/4 cup – lemon juice

1/3 cup – olive oil

1 tsp. – ground cumin

1/3 cup – tahini

1 tsp. – minced garlic

1/2 tsp. – salt

2 to 3 T – fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped

cayenne pepper

Toasted Pita Triangles or crackers


Combine all ingredients except cilantro and Pita Triangles in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth. Remove mixture to a serving bowl.

Stir in chopped cilantro or parsley.

Serve with Pita Triangles or crackers.

To Make Pita Triangles: Separate and cut rounds of pita bread to form 2 circles each. Cut each circle into 6 or 8 triangles. Place on a baking sheet.

Bake at 400°F about 5 minutes until crisp and lightly browned at edges.

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