I am seriously picky about my hummus. In Portland the very best place to get hummus out is Ya Hala Lebanese Restaurant. I haven’t found a new place in Franklin, Tennessee yet so I will stick with making my own for now.
1-2 garlic cloves
1 can garbanzo beans (15 oz)
1/2 cup tahini
1/3 cup warm water
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
Directions: In a food processor chop garlic cloves, add garbanzo beans (after draining liquid), add tahini, warm water, olive oil and then squeeze in the juice from 2-3 lemons. Process until very smooth.
This recipe is very simple and can be made in a matter of minutes. Serve with high quality flat bread or vegetables. To dish up the hummus traditionally, scoop a generous portion into a serving bowl, pour extra virgin olive oil over the top, sprinkle with paprika and garnish with parsley.