Hummus is so easy to make. I generally use dry garbanzo beans that I soak overnight and cook, but you can use canned.
4 c garganzo beans (we love hummus, so I make a fairly large batch)
1/4 c water in which beans were cooked (or from the can)
garlic (to taste--I use about 5-6 cloves)
lemon juice (freshly squeezed) (or lime if you're adding cayenne and cumin)
EVOO (probably 4-5 T)
cayenne pepper (or not)
cumin (or not)
Tahini (to taste--but I usually use about 3-5 T--again, to taste)
Process in the food processor so it is a smooth paste, adjusting liquid to achieve consistency desired. Top with a bit of EVOO and paprika - I like to use smoked paprika
For variations (one of the following)
roasted red peppers and top with parsley
Sun dried tomatoes
1/2 c toasted walnuts (you can sub the EVOO for walnut oil if adding walnuts)
If you don't have tahini, you can make your own.
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