Fruffy posted 02-05-99
1 can chick peas drained (save a few big ones for decoration)
1/4 cup tehina
2 cloves garlic
1/8 to 1/4 of a medium onion
lemon juice as needed
spices: salt, hot pepper sauce, cumin
Put cloves and onion in food processor bowl and chop. Add chick peas, tehina, spices and 2 tbsp lemon juice.
Pulse to chop, if dry add more lemon juice, if you are afraid that it is too much juice add a little water.
Process until creamy, but not runny. Taste; it should be slightly garlicky, spicy and have a hint of cumin as an after taste.
Adjust seasonings. Let sit several hours or overnight in refrigerator to blend flavors.
To serve:put into a bowl, sprinkle with the reserved chick peas and some paprika. If you want to be authentic make an indentation all around and fill with extra virgin olive oil to look like a moat (the more oil the higher you estime your guests)
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