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Serves 16-18 people  - Makes about 3 cups.


    1 16-oz. can black beans, drained
    1 16-oz. can butter beans, drained
    1 garlic clove, minced
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    2 tablespoons tahini (Sesame seed paste, available at natural food stores and some supermarkets)
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    4 tablespoons olive oil
    Salt and pepper, to taste
    Chopped fresh cilantro, to garnish


Place all the ingredients except salt, pepper and cilantro in food processor bowl; blend together well.

Season to taste with salt and pepper; cover and chill.
Garnish with cilantro and serve with crudites and crackers.

Serving Suggestions
Having a party?
Need some appetizers besides the regular chips and sour cream dip?
Serve this bean dip with toasted pita triangles or woven wheat crackers.

Recipe courtesy of National Pork Board.
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