Easy Homemade Hummus

Oh how I love Homemade Hummus!  When the hot summer days leave no desire to cook I whip up a batch of hummus for a quick snack, but this can be enjoyed at any time of the year  It's great with chips, pita bread, carrotts and green, red and yellow pepper wedges.
It's truly one of my favorite things to eat! You can buy it at the grocery store or deli but making it from scratch tastes so much better than the tubs at the grocery store.  And you can tweak the main recipe to your liking.  

If you can't find tahini at an ordinary grocery store then try a health food store.  It usually runs about 4-5 dollars a jar and can be used for 4-6 batches depending on how much you add.  
Without furthur ado, here's my go~to recipe.  
1 can of garbanzo beans 
1 lemon cut in half adn juice squeezed. (remove seeds)
(you can use the lemon juice in a bottle but it's not as tasty) 
1/4 cup tahini, or more if desired 
1 Tbsp minced garlic 
Olive Oil 

Drain chickpeas of juice and set aside.  Put lemon juice, tahini, garlice salt and chickpeas in food processor ( you can use a blender also but have to add a bit of water in the beginning) and give it a whir.  Add some olive oil and water until you are able to blend hummus.  Add more olive oil if desired and remainder of ingredients, adding water and/or olive oil until blended well.  Add more salt to desired taste. 
You can also make various flavored hummus by adding some of the following: 
sun dried tomatoes 
Infused oils
Roasted red peppers 

Before serving, drizzle the top with olive oil and paprika.  
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