Posted by Heart Niagara on

Prep time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 14-oz (398-ml) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 11/2 tbsp (22.5ml) raw tahini
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 3-4 tbsp (45-60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tbsp (60ml) water, or more, depending on desired consistency


1. Place the garlic in a food processor and process until very finely chopped.

2. Add the chickpeas and continue to process until well broken down.

3. Add the tahini and process further.

4. Add the lemon juice, oil and salt. Continue to process, adding just a little water at a time, until a thick paste is formed or to desired consistency.

5. Transfer into a small serving bowl, place a black olive in the middle and drizzle with olive oil.

6. Cover and refrigerate, then serve with a Greek salad and warm pita bread.  Or, pipe onto slices of cucumber.