Basic Hummus

This basic hummus recipe is just a starting point and is infinitely variable.

Makes 3 cups

  • 1 15-ounce can chick peas, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • ½ cup tahini
  • 1–2 tablespoons flavoring, such as za’atar or paprika
  • Salt to taste

In a food processor, combine chick peas with their juice, lemon juice, and garlic. Let the processor run for 1–2 minutes, or until very smooth. Add tahini and seasoning. Process again, this time for 4–5 minutes, or until thickened.