Here is my favorite recipe for hummus. I'm new to the zone diet so I haven't checked to see where this would fall but here it is. Enjoy!
2 Cups cooked garbanzo beans (chickpeas) (you can cook your own or buy the canned ones. Just make sure you save some liquid either way!)
1/4 C bean liquid or water
1/4 C lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt
3 Tbls tahini
2 Tbls. ch. parsley
2 Tbls olive oil ( optional)
Puree chickpeas in a processor or blender, adding the liquid for a
smooth creamy puree.
Transfer to a shallow serving bowl and beat in lemon juice, garlic, and
salt; then gradually
add tahini to form thick, light paste.
Let stand for about 30 minutes so flavor has a chance to develop.
Sprinkle with parsley
and, if desired, drizzle oil over surface just before serving.
note: you can add other spices or ingredients as desired: cumin,
roasted red pepper,
extra garlic, etc....be creative!