1 15-oz can chick peas, drained, half the liquid reserved
3 tablespoons sesame tahini or 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter, or to taste
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, or to taste
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
Process all ingredients except salt in blender or food processor until smooth. Season to taste with salt. Store covered in refrigerator up to one week. Makes 1-1/3 cups.