My mother is a huge fan of hummus. For a while she has been determined to find hummus that tastes like the delicious hummus she ate in Israel. She recently began making her own hummus instead of buying it at the store, and is very pleased with the outcome. She actually found this recipe on the back of an emergency card published by Israel Experts. Here is her recipe! Note: it is very garlicky because that’s how she likes it, but feel free to cut back on the garlic.

1 16 oz. can chickpeas
1/4 c. liquid from can of chickpeas
1 1/2 tbsp. tahini
2 garlic cloves
4 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. olive oil

Crush the garlic. Combine all ingredients in food processor and blend until mostly smooth. Serve with pita bread and carrots or your favorite dippers.