Hummus

Recipe from Alton Brown (amended slightly*)

Ingredients:
2 cloves of garlic
1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas) drained and liquid reserved
2 to 3 Tbsp Tahini* (the recipe calls for smooth peanut butter, assuming you wouldn’t have tahini on hand… it just doesn’t taste right w/ PB, so I use tahini)
A handful of fresh parsley leaves
1 lemon, zested and juiced
Pinch freshly ground black pepper
Pinch kosher salt
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions:
Chop the garlic finely in a food processor.  Add the beans and ½ of the reserved liquid (about 1/3 cup) and process finely or to desired consistency.  Add the tahini, parsley, lemon zest and juice, black pepper, and salt.  Process until it forms a paste.  Drizzle in the olive oil and process until it reaches the consistency of mayonnaise.

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