Drain chickpeas, reserving 1/4 cup liquid. Rinse chickpeas and set aside. Drop garlic through food chute with food processor on; process 10 seconds or until minced. Add chickpeas, reserved ¼ cup liquid, tahini paste, lemon juice and water; process 3 minutes or until smooth, scraping sides of bowl occasionally; spoon mixture into a serving bowl. Serve immediately or cover and chill. Serve with pita triangles or raw vegetables. Yield: 3 cups.
Note: Tahini is a paste made of ground sesame seeds and is used in many Middle East recipes. You can find it in large supermarkets near the other sauces and spreads.
Per 2 Tablespoon Serving: