1 1/2 cups dried garbanzo beans
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
juice of one lemon
2-3 tbsp. tahini
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1-1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
Sort and wash beans. Soak over night.
Next day, drain soaking water, rinse and refill with fresh cold water. Bring to a boil and simmer gently for about 90 minutes. Beans should be very soft.
When the beans are done, but before draining, you may wish to scoop out some of the empty shells that float to the top. This will help you to have a smoother finished product. Drain beans.
Place beans in a food processor. Add remaining ingredients and process until very smooth. Start with 2 tbsp. tahini and 1 tsp. salt. Taste and add more if you wish.
Serve with crispy dipping veggies, crackers or pita bread.