put tahini and lime juice in and let it run 2 minutes before adding anything else.
add 1/2 can of chickpeas and spices... blend for 2 more minutes... add all additional ingrediients. blend for 3 minutes more.
slowly add 1/2 reserved liquid from chickpeas.
add remaining chickpeas and blend for several minutes. add remaining liquid.
serve with tortilla or pita chips.
coarsely chop in blender... dried tomato and red pepper ... garnish top of the dip
*** make sure u push mixture back into food processor before adding additional ingredients ..