1 16oz bag of dried garbanzo beans, cooked according to directions -strain and reserve cooking liquid
3/4 c. fresh sqeezed lemon juice (about 3 large lemons)
1c. reserved cooking liquid
1 1/2 tsp. sea salt (may need a bit more or less depending on if you salted beans while cooking -start with 1/2 tsp and work up...)
6 garlic cloves
3/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
Paprika for garnish and a bit more olive oil if you like...
-Blend all ingredients in food processor until smooth
-Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed
Serve with your favorite dippers or along side gyro meat and a nice greek salad
This recipe makes about 5-6 cups...perfect for freezing in small portions for a grab and go snack!