* Liquid should be 1/4 of the liquid from 1 can of chick peas. ** Tahini is (sesame seed paste) is available in Middle Eastern Food Shops and many of the larger supermarkets featuring Ethnic Foods.
Combine all ingredients, except garnishes, in blender or food processor container. Blend to a smooth, creamy paste. Taste and add more lemon juice or salt to suit your taste. It should be the creamy consistency of mashed potatoes. Thin with chick pea liquid or water if necessary. Scrape into an attractive bowl, Color olive oil with a bit of paprika. Drizzle oil over the surface in a decorative pattern and sprinkle with parsley. Serve with wedges of pita bread and raw vegetables.