1 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon salt
2+ tablespoons olive oil
Drain chickpeas and set aside liquid from can
Combine remaining ingredients in blender or food processor
Add 1/4 cup of liquid from chickpeas
Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth
Place in serving bowl, and create a shallow well in the center of the hummus
Add a small amount (1-2 tablespoons) of olive oil in the well
Garnish with parsley (optional)
Serve immediately with fresh, warm or toasted pita bread, or cover and refrigerate

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