Recipe for a basic hummus as home-made as possible.
250 gr. of raw chickpeas;
5 teaspoon of tahini (the pure one, not the sauce);
6 sliced cloves of garlic;
A good dash of olive oil;
Leave the raw chickpeas in water for 2 hours and then bring to boil (in plenty water) for 40 minutes. Move the chickpeas from the pan to a mixer, food processor or blender and save the water.
Add the tahini, garlic, olive oil and salt and blend it all together using the mixer. You will need to add some water to the mixture in order to get the right texture. Add as much as you need without making it too liquid.
When you get the right texture, squeeze the lemon and mix a little bit more to incorporate it to the mixture.
The recipe is enough for about 8 people. The taste that comes from the raw chickpeas, instead of the canned ones, makes all the difference!
To decorate, you can save some cooked chickpeas and sprinkle some smoked paprika over it.