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Hummus

15 oz can of chick peas(garbanzo beans)
2 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 oz olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste
1 Roasted Red Pepper

Roast the red pepper over on open flame or barbeque until skin is well blackened. Place in a small dish and cover with plastic wrap. Set aside.

To peel the pepper, take out of dish a remove skin with hands. The skin should fall off easily. Do not rinse! The flavor will go down the drain! (a few black specks will only enhance the flavor).

Place chick peas, garlic, red pepper and lemon juice into a blender or food processor. Turn on slow and inrease the speed slowly, until the mixture begins to smooth.  Add olive oil slowly to the mixture. It should be creamy, but firm. Adjust seasoning. Chill.  Serve with pita bread wedges or your favorite cracker.

Nutritional information: 1/3 cup serving; Calories 140; Fat 6.93gm; Sat fat 1gm; Cholesterol 0gm; Sodium 199mg; Carbohydrate 16.5gm; Fiber 0gm; Protein 4gm