Homemade Hummus


Servings - approx. 16 (recipe yields about 1 quart of hummus)   Serving size - 1/4 cup   Points Plus per serving - 3 Points+
Calories - 116.9,   Total Fat - 5.9g,   Carb. - 13.1g,   Protein - 4.1g,   Fiber - 3.1g

*if you take a smaller serving, 2 TBS, it will be 2 Points+.  The nutritional values for a 2 TBS serving are as follows:  Calories - 58.5,   Total Fat - 2.9g,   Carb. - 6.6g,   Protein - 2g,   Fiber - 1.5g

2 - 15oz. cans of chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
2/3 cup tahini
juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp. kosher salt
4 garlic cloves, roughly diced
hot sauce, to taste

1.  Combine all ingredients except hot sauce and water in food processor.  Process until a smooth thick paste.  Add in enough water, while it's running through the top, until it is smooth with a spreading consitency.  ( I think I may have used about 1/3 cup...but put in as much or as little as you desire for the consistency you like)  Add in hot sauce to taste. Garnish with some extra virgin olive oil (not included in the nutrition info above) and some smoked paprika, if desired.   Serve with pita, pita chips, crackers or assorted raw vegetable dippers.  It may taste a bit garlicky at first, but as the hummus sits the garlic flavor mellows. 
2.  Store any leftovers covered in refrigerator.