Hummus

Ingredients
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 (See tahini recipe)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions
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.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

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