Garlic Hummus

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Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

1 15 oz can of garbonzo beans (chickpeas)
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 garlic cloves
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp cold water
Pinch of salt and pepper to taste
1/4 tsp of paprika (optional) for garnish

Steps:
1. Rinse and drain a can of chickpeas. Then make sure to pat them down with a paper-towl to get as much water off them.

2. Place rinsed chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper in food processor and mix. Mix for 30 seconds or until smooth. Scrape down sides and continue mixing for another 1-2 minutes. Scrape down sides again and mix for another 30 seconds. You will notice the hummus is “whipped” or “creamy”.

3. Serve with your choice of either pita chips or fresh veggies.