Everybody seems to have their own hummus recipe. This is MY version. I *LOVE* garlic--so this is very garlicky. If you're not a huge fan of the garlic, just use 1 small clove. I like to use 3-4 big cloves.
1-3 cloves garlic, peeled
1 can chickpeas/garbanzo beans, drained
2 Tbsp. water
1 lemon (juice and zest)
2 Tbsp. tahini (sesame seed paste)
3 Tbsp. olive oil (seems like a lot, but it makes the hummus REALLY smooth and rich)
salt to taste
In a food processor, put in the cloves of garlic and process until they are finely chopped. Add the drained chick peas, water, lemon juice and zest, and tahini. Process on high until smooth, stopping to scrape the sides of the processor once or twice. While the processor is running, drizzle in the olive oil. Run the processor for another minute or two, until everything is combined and smooth.
Makes 8 (1/4 cup) servings. Per serving: 110 calories, 8 grams fat, 3 grams fiber, 8 grams carbs, 3 grams protein.