Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean


  • 4 tbsp tahini, or sesame seeds, finely ground (can be toasted if desired)
  • 2 cloves cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 15 oz can chick peas (Garbanzo beans), drained reserving a teaspoonful of beans for garnish
  • 2-3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1-2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1-2 dash Frank's Red Hot Sauce
  • 1 sprinkle paprika
  • 1 tsp freshly minced parsley
  • pita wedges and or crudite for serving


  1. Grind sesame seeds in food processor until powdery. Add garlic, process until it is minced. Then add the chick peas, lemon juice, and salt. Process until completely combined and very finely chopped. Add the olive and sesame oils and process until smooth. Correct the seasonings. Spread on large plate, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with paprika and freshly minced parsley. Top with reserved garbanzo beans. Serve with pita wedges. Makes about 2 cups

Recipe Notes

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