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Classic Hummus Dip

The Holiday Season is quickly approaching!  It’s a time for gathering with friends and family to catch up on the year’s events.  We always have multiple gathering to attend.  Usually there is some sort of work gathering, a gathering with close friends, and of course, a family gathering.  I get our really close friends together at our house between Christmas and New Years for a nice dinner.  Since the gathering is so small, I make it a little fancy.  I like to pull out my “good” dishes and glasses.  This is most certainly my favorite time of year.  I get to see the people I care about most even if this is the only time of the year our busy schedule allows, and I cherish it greatly!  No matter what type of gathering you plan to attend this year, this recipe is sure to be hit!  

Ingredients

Yields 8 servings
3 cans Garbanzo beans
1/3 cup Plus 1 tablespoon Tahini
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
3 to 5 tbsp. cold water
Salt to taste
1 tbsp. Olive oil
Directions
Combine all ingredients except for the water and olive oil in a food processor or blender. 
Pulse the mixture until combined.  At this point the mixture will not be very smooth.  Add the water 2 tablespoons at a time and pulse.  Continue to add water until desired consistency. Don not over mix.  When desired consistency is achieved add the olive oil and pule 3 more times.   Remove from the blender and serve immediately or refrigerate for up to a week.  
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