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Bean and Sesame Seed Spread (Hummus)

This is also known as "hummus bitahini."


  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup sesame seed
  • 1 clove garlic, cut into halves
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Snipped parsley
  • Pocket bread, crackers or vegetable dippers

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  1. Place reserved bean liquid, sesame seed and garlic in blender container. Cover and blend on high speed until mixed.
  2. Add beans, lemon juice and salt; cover and blend on high speed, stopping blender to scrape sides if necessary, until of uniform consistency.
  3. Garnish with parsley.
  4. Serve as a spread or dip with wedges of pita bread.