Moroccan Spiced Hummus

YIELD: Makes 2 1/2 cups


2 cans (15 1/2 oz.)

garbanzo beans

drained and rinsed

1 T


1/4 cup

lemon juice

1/3 cup

olive oil

1 tsp.

ground cumin

1/3 cup


1 tsp.

minced garlic

1/2 tsp.


2 to 3 T

fresh cilantro or parsley


cayenne pepper

Toasted Pita Triangles or crackers


Combine all ingredients except cilantro and Pita Triangles in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth. Remove mixture to a serving bowl.

Stir in chopped cilantro or parsley.

Serve with Pita Triangles or crackers.

To Make Pita Triangles:

Separate and cut rounds of pita bread to form 2 circles each. Cut each circle into 6 or 8 triangles. Place on a baking sheet.

Bake at 400°F about 5 minutes until crisp and lightly browned at edges.