Makes about 2 cups, serving 8 to 10. Published February 1, 2005.
Tahini can be found in Middle Eastern markets as well as the international foods aisles of many supermarkets.
|(15 ounce) can chickpeas , drained and rinsed|
|1||medium clove garlic ,minced or pressed through a garlic press|
|3/4||teaspoon table salt|
|pinch cayenne pepper|
|3||tablespoons lemon juice , from 1 large lemon|
|1/4||cup virgin olive oil|
Process all of the ingredients in a food processor until smooth, about 40 seconds. Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and chill until the flavors meld, at least 30 minutes; serve cold. (The hummus can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.)