Mr. Sadak was the owner of the old Embassy Restaurant around the corner from where I worked. He used to ply his work-worn customers with his appetizing version of Hummus!
Serves: About 6
Prep.Time: 20 minutes
1 can Garbanzo beans, (20-oz.) -- undrained
1 clove Garlic -- peeled
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Salt
1/3 teaspoon Paprika
Additional Olive Oil
Additional Paprika
Warm pita bread triangles
Drain liquid from beans into measuring cup; save 1/2 cup and set aside. Place beans, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and paprika into blender or food processor; puree 10 seconds. Add bean liquid; puree 40-45 seconds or until smooth. Place mixture in bowl; cover and chill at least 2 hours. To serve, put mixture into wide shallow bowl. Sprinkle with olive oil and paprika; put basket of large warm pita bread pieces out for dipping.

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