Signature Dish of Ranee Mueller

Hummus

1 can (15-oz) garbanzo beans, drained, 1 Tbsp liquid and 4 beans reserved
4 cloves garlic, chopped
3 Tbsp tahina
juice of one lemon
1/2 C olive oil
2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt (optional)
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
olive oil
chopped parsley
paprika

In either a blender or a medium bowl with a hand held blender, combine all ingredients except reserved beans, extra olive oil, parsley and paprika. Blend until smooth.

Place in shallow bowl and garnish with reserved garbanzo beans, olive oil, parsley and paprika sprinkled on top. Serve with warm pita bread.

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