• 6ozchickpeas, soaked overnight in 1 quart of water
  • 1onion, sliced
  • 1clove of garlic, peeled
  • 2Tbspolive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4Tbspcumin, ground (optional)
  • 2tsptahini (optional)
  1. Boil the chickpeas, onions and garlic in the water reserved from soaking (using this water brings a fuller flavor). Cook until the beans are very soft, about 1 hour.
  2. Strain, reserving some of the cooking liquid.
  3. Process the bean mix in a food processor, incorporating the olive oil and thinning the mixture with the reserved cooking liquid as needed.
  4. Season with cumin (optional), tahini (optional), salt and pepper.
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