Intensely aromatic and richly flavored, cloves have been a major player in the spice world since ancient times. Actually dried flower buds, you'll often find cloves in seasoning blends alongside cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained (reserve broth)
1 to 2 tablespoons organic raw tahini (sesame seed paste)
3 tablespoons lemon juice, adjust to taste
1 to 2 large garlic cloves, adjust to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
salt to taste
Place all the ingredients in a blender until smooth, adjusting the lemon juice and garlic to taste. A little of the reserved bean broth may need to be added to achieve the desired consistency.