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Chickpea Appetizer (Hummus Habb)
From: Engrossed

From: "Classic Vegetarian Cooking from the Middle East & North Africa" by Habeeb Salloum. From Palestine and Jordan regions.


  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (garbanzo beans)
  • 2-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 6 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons scallions, finely chopped (green onions)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro or fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, finely chopped to garnish or 1/2 teaspoon dried mint, to garnish

Thoroughly mix all ingredients except the mint; then place in a serving bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Just before serving, garnish with mint.