Basic Hummus

2 Cans of Canned Garbanzo Beans (Also Called Chick Peas) – Drained (Save the Liquid)
1/3 Cup Sesame Tahini (Available in Middle Eastern Markets & Health Food Stores)
1/3 Cup Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice (Or More If Desired)
2 Fresh Garlic Cloves – Chopped (Or More If Desired)
3 TBS Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Cumin
1/4 tsp Paprika
1 tsp of Sea Salt
2 tsp Fresh Italian Parsley – Minced

Combine beans, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, cumin, paprika & salt in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, scraping the sides with a rubber spatula occasionally. If it is too thick, you can add a little of the liquid from the canned beans. Transfer to a serving bowl and drizzle a little olive oil over the top, sprinkle a pinch of paprika and the minced parsley over the top .

Serve with warm pita bread triangles, pita chips, or with crackers.

You can experiment by adding other ingredients such as:

Roasted Red Bell Peppers
Roasted Garlic
Chipotle Peppers (As Many As You Can Handle)
Sun Dried Tomatoes
Kalamata Olives
Scallions or Chives
Fresh Basil or Mint