2 cups chick peas (garbanzo beans) (I soak dry beans and cook them until soak. Canned beans can be used instead)
4 Tablespoons Tahini (sesame butter)
juice of 1/2 large lemon
1 cup or more of water
salt to taste (optional)
Place the beans in a blender and add a cup of water. Blend until creamy. Depending on your blender power you may need to stop the blender and stir the contents with a spoon several times until it is smooth using a little more water if necessary. Add in Tahini and lemon juice and blend to incorporate. Place in a container and refrigerate until ready to serve. When ready to serve, spread desired amount out flat on a plate about 1/2 inch thick. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and cumin, drizzle with olive oil or sprinkle with pine nuts.