4 cups chick peas (or other cooked bean)
½ cup tahini (ground sesame paste)
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 tsp salt
1 tbls water
1 heaping tsp garlic paste
1/2 cup good olive oil (Cold Press Extra Virgin is best)
Combine the first 6 ingredients in your food processor. Turn on and let work for about 30 seconds. Slowly drizzle in olive oil while processor is on. Continue to let processor run for about 2 minutes.
This will produce a very creamy and tasty spread.
Variations Include (but not in any way limited to):
adding roasted red peppers
chili powder/chili peppers
herbs of any sort