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Masala Hummus with Almonds


1 cup almonds

2 cups canned garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted

5 garlic cloves, chopped

¼ cup fresh mint leaves

¼ cup fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon sugar

Salt to taste

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

2 teaspoon cumin seeds, roasted and ground

1 teaspoon garam masala


In a food processor or a blender, blend together the almonds, garbanzo, sesame and garlic until pureed with little water to make a smooth paste. Add the mint, lemon juice, sugar, salt, pepper, cumin and garam masala and blend. Serve cold as a dipping sauce.