1 400ml can rinsed chickpeas or butterbeans
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 cloves crushed garlic
1 tbsp tahini (sesame seed paste)
¼ small onion, diced
3 tbsp olive oil
Place all ingredients in a food processor, blend until desired texture, serve or refrigerate. If mixture seems dry while processing, add a bit of water until it reaches a smooth consistency.
Jalapeno and Cilantro, use 1 small jalapeno pepper and 1 ½ cups of fresh chopped cilantro
Vegetable: use 1 cup of finely chopped carrots, cucumber, red pepper, and parsley
Spicy: add ½ cup diced red pepper, pinch of paprika, pinch of cayenne, 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper, ½ tsp fresh ground chile peppers.
Cucumber Dill, add 3 tbsp fresh chopped dill, ½ cup chopped cucumber
black Olive: add ¼ cup pitted and diced black or kalamata olives
Or…mix it up, add your favorite herbs, spices, vegetables and sauces.