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Classic Chickpea Hummus

Classic Chickpea Hummus
Makes about a pint
Slightly adapted from Simply.Food

Ingredients:
15-oz can of chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed – $1.29
1 clove garlic – stock
2 tablespoons water – stock
1 tablespoon olive oil – stock
3 teaspoons tahini (sesame seed paste) – $4.79
2 teaspoons lime juice – $0.59
Freshly ground black pepper – stock
1/4 teaspoon salt – stock
1 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro (optional) – $1.19
Grand total assuming well-stocked kitchen: $7.86

Directions:
1.In the bowl of a food processor, combine all the ingredients except cilantro. Puree until smooth. Taste and adjust salt, if necessary.

2. Fold in the cilantro using a wooden spoon.

3. Serve with warm pita bread, chips, crudite or as a sandwich spread