I love hummus, but can not stand the price of it in the store when I know it is such an easy thing to make. I grabbed what I thought were the basic ingredients, headed home and looked up some recipes to see what the ingredient portions were. Every one of them called for Tahini (sesame paste). Well, I was not going back out for one ingredient, so I just started throwing stuff into the processor, and came up with this version. My daughter loved it, and I enjoyed using it as a veggie dip, and as a replacement for mayonnaise on my sandwiches.
2 15 oz cans garbanzo beans
4-6 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoon minced garlic
salt to taste
Open both cans garbanzo beans, drain juice from both cans but save juice from one can of beans. Place garbanzo beans garlic, sprinkle of salt, and lemon juice into blender, and add about 1/4 juice. Blend on medium speed, adding juice as necessary to thin out mixture until smooth.
Serve room temperature or chilled with veggie slices, pita bread, pita chips, or use on sandwich. Some additional options are blend in paprika, or drizzle with olive oil before serving.