3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Plus extra for topping
1 Dash Salt
Garlic Powder to Taste – Optional
Paprika – Optional Topper
First, in a small pan – I used an egg pan – roast the garlic cloves (unpeeled) on all sides at medium heat, until they become tender & begin to darken on the outside.
While the garlic is roasting drain the garbanzo beans, saving the garbanzo bean liquid in a bowl, & pour the garbanzo beans into a food processor. Then add 2 tablespoons of lemon, 2 tablespoons of the garbanzo bean liquid, 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 1 dash of salt, & the 4 cloves of garlic to the garbanzo beans. Chop & grind the ingredients in the food processor until it becomes a smooth hummus. Then add more salt & garlic powder to taste.
Serve with a sprinkling of paprika & a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil with your favorite veggies, pita chips, or pita bread!