Tomato Garbanzo Spread


  • 1 ½ cups EDEN organic Garbanzo beans, drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 scallions including the green tops, chopped
  • 1 ripe medium tomato-use all of the tomato but the skin (see instructions)
  • 2 tablespoons SANTA CRUZ organic lemon juice
  • ¼ cup JOYVA roasted natural tahini
  • fresh or dried parsley, chopped, to taste
  • freshly-grated black pepper, to taste
  • dried cumin, to taste
  • paprika to sprinkle on top of spread
  • FOOD FOR LIFE sprouted grain pita bread or
    AGAINST THE GRAIN gluten-free pita bread


In wooden bowl, mash Garbanzo beans. Prepare tomato: cut in half and scoop out middle juicy part for use. Set aside in small bowl. Transfer mashed beans to mixing bowl. Add garlic, scallions, tomato, lemon juice, tahini, parsley, pepper, and cumin. Mix until a spreadable consistency, adding more lemon juice or tomato if needed. Place spread in serving dish. Sprinkle with paprika. Serve with pita bread.

Serves 4 to 5.