I'd first tried hummus quite some time ago. Our local grocery sells them in so many flavors - many which I've tried. Hummus does cost bit though. So, I tried a basic recipe and put my processor to work. This is a great basic recipe that can be easily adapted to make just about any flavor you like! Good for you too.
This worked out so well; next time I'll add either roasted peppers or sundried tomato. My son even said it was good, and he's not good at trying new things. So neat to hear he liked it! This basic recipe makes about two cups. I store it in the fridge and this will keep a week - if its actually available that long.
Adapted from AllRecipes
2 cups canned garbanzo beans, drained, but save the liquid.
2 TBS tahini
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt if desired
2 tsp crushed red pepper
3 cloves garlic, halved
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pinch paprika
1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley or dried parsley flakes
Place the garbanzo beans, salt, red pepper, tahini, lemon juice, salt and garlic in a blender or food processor.
Blend until smooth.If needed slowly add saved liquid until desired consistancy (I had to use about 1/2 cup, your mixture may vary as you like.) Transfer mixture to a serving bowl. Garnish with paprika. The trial taste test was wonderful, but I found that letting it rest in the fridge for a day really brings out the flavors you add.