2 cups (one can) chickpeas
1 ¼ teaspoons salt
4 small cloves garlic, minced
½ cup tahina (sesame seed butter)
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons liquid from the chickpeas (or water)
8 dashes pepper sauce (Tabasco) or 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Olive oil, for garnish
Paprika, for garnish
Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Puree until smooth. Taste for seasoning and add salt, liquid, or lemon juice as needed.
Pour mixture into a serving dish. Garnish with a swirl of olive oil and a sprinkling of paprika. Makes about 2 cups.