Makes slightly more than 3 cups
- 3 cups cooked, warm chickpeas, cooking liquid reserved
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 2-3 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 to 3 tablespoons chickpea cooking liquid
Purée warm chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, and tahini, and salt in food processor for 2 to 5 minutes, scraping down sides of bowl if necessary. Add the tablespoons of the chickpea cooking liquid down the chute while it's running, until you get the consistency you want (less for chunkier, more for smoother.) Puree until it's very creamy. Season with more salt and pepper, if desired.
Spicy Hummus Variation
At the last minute of processing, add 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper and one minced garlic. Sprinkle with paprika.