Thank you Black & Decker! This is one tasty paste.
I frequently make a version of this, but I added olives tonight. My recipe was originally based off of this one on about.com. I usually make a double recipe and tonight was no exception.
1 can garbanzo beans/chickpeas
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 clove of garlic
1/2 tablespoon red pepper sauce
1 dash of ground cayenne pepper
1/8 cup pitted Kalamata olives
Drain and discard excess liquid from can. Crush garlic in a garlic press or finely mince and add to other ingredients in a food processor. Mince olives. Blend all ingredients together until smooth and creamy.
Serve immediately with pita bread, pita chips, wheat crackers, or veggies. Or, spread it on a slice of lightly toasted bread or a flatbread, sprinkle shredded cheese on top and bake in oven at 350 for 5-8 minutes.
Store unused hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or so.