Tahini Beanies

July 17, 2009

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Another easy appetizer recipe, compliments of Elizabeth W. Gift Baskets.

Happy entertaining!

TAHINI BEANIES

I serve this as an appetizer, but it would also make a great side dish for grilled chicken.

INGREDIENTS

½ cup well stirred tahini (sesame seed paste)

¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

About ¼ cup hot water

1 tablespoon olive oil

¼ teaspoon ground cumin

¼ cup oil-cured black olives, coarsely chopped

½ cup jarred roasted red peppers, coarsely chopped

Two 15.5 ounce cans garbanzo beans (chick peas) rinsed and well drained

Fresh parsley or cilantro, for garnish (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Spoon tahini into a large bowl. Add the lemon juice and whisk until smooth. Add ¼ cup hot water and whisk until well blended. Add the olive oil and cumin and whisk well, adding more hot water by tablespoons if mixture is very thick. Season to taste with salt.
  2. Stir in the chopped olives, red peppers, and beans. Mix well. Garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro.

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