Thursday, January 22, 2009


This recipe is one that I grew up with. My mother served it at just about every occasion, and still does. As any college student will tell you, it's cheap, easy, and full of good stuff. This recipe also appears in the Holistic Moms Network's Growing Healthy Families cookbook.

4 cloves garlic
1 (15 oz.) can chick peas, drained (reserve juice)
1/4 c. chick pea juice from can
1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
salt, to taste
3 Tbsps. tahini
2 Tbsps. fresh parsley (my mother used dried, but I prefer fresh)
2 Tbsps. olive oil
1 tsp. hot pepper mix (Shug is a great brand) (optional)
paprika, for garnish (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend. Dust with paprika, if desired. Serve with warm pita wedges, pita chips, or crudite.

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