You can use this as a dip, spread on pita bread or as an accompaniment to salad.
1 cup chick peas
½ tsp salt
1 spring onion, finely chopped
3 Tbsp tahini (sesame seed paste)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp parsley, finely chopped
2 Tbsp olive oil
1. Put the chick peas into a bowl. Cover with boiling water. Stand for 1 hour. Drain. Cook in boiling, salted water for 1 hour or until tender. Drain and allow to cool.
2. Put chick peas into a food processor or blender. Add onion, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, salt, parsley and oil. Process until smooth. More oil may be required to blend to a smooth paste. Chill until ready to serve.