Although I have posted this recipe in my blog before , it seems lost because it shares a post with other recipes. This Hummus is so good that it deserves a post of its own.
Adapted from Cook’s Illustrated
The hummus can be refrigerated in an airtight container for 5 days. If you do not plan on serving it immediately, refrigerate the hummus and garnishes separately. When ready to serve, stir in approximately 1 tablespoon of warm water if the texture is too thick.
Makes about 2 cups
3 tablespoons juice from 1 to 2 lemons
1/4 cup water
6 tablespoons sesame tahini , stirred well
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil , plus extra for drizzling
1 (14-ounce) can chickpeas , drained and rinsed
2 garlic cloves , minced or pressed through garlic press
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
Pinch of cayenne
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley leaves
1. Combine lemon juice and water in small bowl or measuring cup. Whisk together tahini and 2 tablespoons oil in second small bowl or measuring cup. Set aside 2 tablespoons chickpeas for garnish.
2. Process remaining chickpeas, garlic, salt, cumin, and cayenne in food processor until almost fully ground, about 15 seconds.
Scrape down bowl with rubber spatula.
With machine running, add lemon juice-water mixture in steady stream through feed tube.
Scrape down bowl and continue to process for 1 minute.
With machine running, add oil-tahini mixture in steady stream through feed tube; continue to process until hummus is smooth and creamy, about 15 seconds, scraping down bowl as needed.
3. Transfer hummus to serving bowl, sprinkle reserved chickpeas and parsley over surface, cover with plastic wrap, and let stand until flavors meld, at least 30 minutes. Drizzle with olive oil and serve.