Garbanzo spread

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
½ Onion; chopped
1 Clove garlic
1 tablespoon Oil
1 dash Cumin
Salt; to taste
1 teaspoon Basil
½ teaspoon Oregano
½ bunch Parsley; chopped fine
One lemon; juice of
3 cups Cooked garbanzo beans; mashed
⅔ cup Toasted sesame seeds; ground (optional)

Garbanzo Spread is an enduring favorite. Try it as an open-face sandwich with cucumber and tomato slices, or thin it with a little vegetable or bean stock and serve as a dip with whole wheat crackers.

Saute onion and garlic in oil until onion is transparent. Add cumin and cook until fragrant. Crush garlic with a fork. Add herbs and parsley at the last minute, cooking just enough to soften parsley. Mix with the lemon and mashed beans (and sesame), stirring together thoroughly.

Makes about 3 cups.

Recipe by: Laurel Robertson, The New Laurel's Kitchen Converted by MM_Buster v2.0l.

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