Klunker's simple hummus
There is one food I could eat every day, every meal, and that is hummus. I love the way it tastes, feels in my mouth, and satisfies me! I schmear this stuff on baked potatoes, on sandwiches, on a spoon! It really doesn't matter. I also will put different things on top. Most of the time is hot chili paste. But grilled red peppers are another favorite.
2 15oz. cans of chickpeas, drained, but reserve 1/2 cup of the liquid
3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/8 tsp. salt (optional)
Place all of the ingredients, including the liquid you reserved into a food processor or high speed blender. Blend for 5 minutes. I have found this to be one of the ways to make the hummus smooth and creamy. I have never blended that long before and it made all the difference in the world.
Half way through the blending, stop and scrape down the sides.
You can serve right away, or store in the fridge for the flavors to really come together.
Experiment with different toppings.