Hummus bi Tahini
A traditional snack from the Middle East. It can be made as spicy as desired by adjusting the amount of red pepper.

Put garlic, salt and half the lemon juice into blender and blend briefly.

Blend a handful of chickpeas, add more at intervals. As the paste thickens add more lemon juice, olive oil and the reserved water.

When all chick peas have been reduced to a creamy texture add sesame paste, cayenne and mint and blend until uniform. Adjust flavors with cayenne, mint and lemon juice.

Spoon into a dish. Pour a little olive oil over top and sprinkle with pepper. Serve with pita bread as a snack or dip.