Middle Eastern in origin, this is a creamy mixture of pureed garbanzo beans, sesame seed paste, and garlic. –Black Lantern Inn, Montgomery Village, Vermont
Drain the beans and save the juice. In a food processor with metal blade or in a blender, puree the beans with all but last 2 ingredients. Taste for seasoning and refrigerate. Serve at room temperature on a bed of lettuce with warmed pita bread. Drizzle olive oil on top of the hummus and add a dash of paprika.