Fresh Hummus with Parsley

Italian parsley on a purple background3 cups garbanzo beans
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
1/2 tablespoon tahini (sesame seed butter)
2 cloves fresh or roasted garlic
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Save juice from beans and use to thin mixture if too thick. In a food processor, chop garlic first, then parsley. Add all other ingredients and blend until desired consistency. Cover tightly and store unused portion in the refrigerator. It will keep well for about a week.

Things to dip in hummus: fresh bread, bread sticks, bagels, hardy crackers, pita chips, and all sorts of veggies.