2 cloves of garlic
1 can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans drained, liquid reserved
1/2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons tahini*
juice of one lemon
1 tablespoon water or liquid from the chickpeas
Add the garlic first and grind it up in a food processor. Add the chickpeas, salt, tahini, and lemon and mix it up. Add liquid from the chickpeas (or just water) until you get the consistency you like.
*Tahini is a sesame paste that I buy at the natural food store (Wal Mart doesn't carry it). Hummus just doesn't taste like hummus without it, but you can leave it out to cut calories or if you can't find it.