Lemon, Sesame, and Garlic Hummus


1 to 3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons white sesame seeds, toasted
2 tablespoons Al Arz tahini
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained, liquid reserved
1 tablespoon orange peel, minced
Salt and white pepper, to taste
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon peel, minced


In a blender or food processor, combine garlic, olive oil, sesame seeds, Al Arz tahini, lemon juice, and garbanzo beans (reserve about a tablespoon of beans for garnish). Blend, adding reserved garbanzo-bean liquid if needed until hummus reaches desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper.
Transfer the mixture to a medium serving bowl. Garnish in the middle with reserved garbanzo beans. Sprinkle orange and lemon peel around the beans. Chill in the refrigerator, tightly covered, until ready to serve.