1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
approx. 2-3 tbsp oil (olive oil is traditional, but vegetable and canola work great too)
1-2 cloves garlic (or a generous sprinkle of garlic powder)
a splash of lemon juice (approx. 1 tbsp)
Put everything in the blender and add about 1/2 cup of water to start. Blend adding water as needed until you have a smooth and creamy consistency. (I use a magic bullet: add all ingredients then fill it to the top with water).
Season with salt and pepper.
These are some things I like to add to my hummus to boost the flavour.
- parsley and paprika
- 1-2 pieces of jarred roasted red pepper
- a few olives, pits removed
- 0.5-1 tsp tahini/nut butter/sesame oil
*lemon juice is usually in 1 L bottles in the juice isle. It is fairly cheap and keeps forever (unless you eat a lot of hummus).