Simple, straightforward, perfect, classic hummus. 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to perfection!
115-ounce can chickpeas, drained, but reserve the liquid
3tablespoonsfreshly squeezed lemon juicefrom about one large lemon
2medium garlic clovesminced
1/2teaspoonsalt plus more to taste
A drizzle of good olive oil and a dusting of paprika for toppingoptional
Add the chickpeas (but not the liquid), tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and cumin (if using) to a high-powered blender or food processor (I have the best results with my Vitamix).
Blend, adding the bean liquid about 2 tablespoons at a time to keep things moving, until the mixture is your desired consistency (I like hummus to be almost like a thick peaked whipped cream - it forms peaks but is still light and luscious).
That's it! Scoop out and serve! I love it topped with a liberal drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika.