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       Title: Hummus #1
  Categories: Appetizers
       Yield: 4 servings
  
      31 oz (2 cns) Chick Peas
            Liquid *
       6 tb Tahini **
     1/3 c  Lemon Juice or To Taste
       3 lg Cloves Garlic (or More)
            Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper
 
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            Olive Oil
            Paprika
            Fresh Chopped Parsley
  
   *   Liquid should be 1/4 of the liquid from 1 can of chick peas.
   
   **  Tahini is (sesame seed paste) is available in Middle Eastern Food
   Shops and many of the larger supermarkets featuring Ethnic Foods.
   
   Combine all ingredients, except garnishes, in blender or food
   processor container. Blend to a smooth, creamy paste. Taste and add
   more lemon juice or salt to suit your taste. It should be the creamy
   consistency of mashed potatoes. Thin with chick pea liquid or water
   if necessary.  Scrape into an attractive bowl,  Color olive oil with
   a bit of paprika.  Drizzle oil over the surface in a decorative
   pattern and sprinkle with parsley.
   
   Serve with wedges of pita bread and raw vegetables.
  
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