I'm always looking for new hummus variations, and this is a great way to use up leftover parsley. It adds color, flavor, and nutrients to the hummus.
Serve with Pan-Grilled Pita Wedges, pita chips, and/or fresh veggies for dipping.
1 can (15.5 ounces) chickpeas, drained, reserving the chickpea liquid
1/2 cup tightly packed Italian flat-leaf parsley leaves (stems discarded)
1 clove garlic, crushed through a press or finely minced
2 1/2 to 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, to taste
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor, including 2 tablespoons of the chickpea liquid. Puree until fairly smooth. If too thick, add more of the chickpea liquid, 1 tablespoon at a time.
Serve at room temperature or lightly chilled.
-- 8 appetizer servings