2 cups canned or cooked chickpeas, ½ cup of their liquid reserved
½ cup tahini, well-stirred
Freshly squeezed juice of 1 ½ lemons
2 tablespoons olive oil (optional)
1 large or 2 medium garlic cloves, peeled
Large pinch kosher salt plus more to taste
Large pinch ground cumin
Toasted whole wheat pita triangles and cucumber slices, for serving
In a food processor, puree the chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil (if using), garlic, salt and cumin until very smooth, adding reserved chickpea liquid as needed. Serve with pita and cucumber slices. Can be refrigerated, covered, for up to 4 days.
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