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This is a very basic recipe for the popular garbanzo and sesame seed pate. Vary the flavor by adding a few mint leaves, a little fresh ginger, or red pepper flakes. I make it in a food processor now, but I used to make it by putting the garbanzo beans through a ricer.

Original recipe makes 3 cups


2 (15 ounce) cans garbanzo beans, drained
1/2 cup roasted tahini
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest, minced
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup packed flat leaf parsley
1/4 cup chopped green onions
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste

  • PREP

    10 mins


    10 mins


  1. Place garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, parsley, and green onion in the bowl of a food processor. Blend until smooth, adding water if the mixture is too thick. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Calories: 62 kcal
Carbohydrates: 6.5 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 3.4 g
Fiber: 1.6 g
Protein: 2.3 g
Sodium: 72 mg