1/2 c. olive oil, divided
1 onion, coarsely chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1 15 oz. can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1/3 c. fresh mint, coarsely chopped
1/4 c. parsley, chopped
3 T. fresh lemon juice
black or cayenne pepper
1. Heat 1/4 c. of the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the onions for 8 minutes. Add garlic and saute for 2 minutes more. Add garbanzo beans and cook for 3 minutes more. Remove from heat and let cool 10-15 minutes.
2. Place mint, parsley, lemon juice, salt and garbanzo bean mixture in food processor or blender (on my blender, the "chop" mode works well) and begin to mix. While the machine is going, pour in the remaining 1/4 c. (more or less) olive oil in a slow steady stream. Remove from blender, add pepper and taste to adjust seasonings.
3. Serve warm, drizzle some olive oil on top and more cayenne pepper, or if you used black pepper, sprinkle paprika on top... something red. :)