This dip is a staple at my house. It's a great snack with fresh veggies, or good spread on a tortilla for a healthy lunch. We like to combine it with tzatziki and tabbouleh for a Mediterranean meal in the summer.
1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
1-2 garlic cloves
¼ cup good quality olive oil (or canola oil)
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cumin
Juice from ½ of a lemon
Drain garbanzo beans.
Add beans, garlic, oil, salt, cumin, lemon juice and 1/2 cup water to a blender and blend until it forms a thick paste.
Add more water to make it the texture you want.
Serve with fresh veggies and pita bread.