Nothing beats homemade hummus. Once I started making it we haven't gone back. It does take some prep work to pre-soak the beans, but some people just use canned. I tend to make a lot since my daughter loves to eat it straight up. I also boil my garlic with beans. It keeps the hummus from being too garlicky for the kids and my husband doesn't like raw garlic in things, so it works.
|oil, lemon, salt, tahini, chickpeas|
|soak beans overnight with salt and a pinch of baking soda, then rinse and add fresh water|
|bring to a boil, skim, and add oil, garlic, cumin, salt, sugar|
|once the beans are tender drain (saving water), add tahini and lemon juice|
|blend until creamy using reserved water as needed|
|season to taste with salt|