Basic hummus using canned garbanzo beans (chickpeas) is easy and fast.
Preparing from scratch using dried beans makes hummus a lot better and tastier, but this is easy and fast
and makes good sandwiches!
1 can (15 oz or 16oz) garbanzo beans, drained
2 cloves garlic, roasted (if using a raw one, use just 1 clove)
2 tablespoons tahini
1/2 lemon for lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
a pinch of cumin
a pinch of cayenne (optional)
Blend all the ingredients together in a blender or a food processor until creamy.
Add some water one spoonful at a time, for easier blending.
Yields: about 1 and 1/2 cups
Stock up with some canned beans!
Enjoy hummus with chips and fresh vegetable sticks.