From the American Institute for Cancer Research, www.aicr.org
15 minutes prep time | Makes 11/4 cups
1 can (15 oz) chick peas, rinsed and drained
1 to 2 cloves finely minced garlic (or to taste)
1 Tbsp sesame tahini
6 to 8 Tbsp low-sodium vegetable broth or water
1 to 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Hot pepper sauce (optional)
1. In a blender or food processor, place chick peas, garlic, tahini, broth or water, lemon juice, and oil. Blend on high speed until mixture is smooth.
2. Add salt, pepper, and hot pepper sauce to taste, if desired. Pour mixture into serving bowl. Dust lightly with paprika.
3. Serve with cut-up raw vegetables and pita bread or gluten-free crackers.