Notes: You can prepare this hummus through step 2 up to 1 day ahead; cover and chill. Serve with pocket bread or chunks of sesame-crusted bread and raw vegetables like cucumber slices, red bell pepper strips, baby carrots, celery and jicama sticks, and radishes. Prep time: about 7 minutes.
1 can (15 oz.) garbanzos
2 to 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 or 2 cloves garlic, peeled
Salt and pepper
How to Make It
Pour garbanzos into a fine strainer set over a bowl to collect liquid; reserve liquid.
In a blender, combine garbanzos, 2 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice, sesame oil, garlic, and 1/3 cup of the reserved garbanzo liquid. Whirl until smooth and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste, and, if mixture is too stiff, 1 to 2 more tablespoons liquid; hummus should be soft but still stiff enough to hold its shape. Scrape into a shallow serving bowl.
Shortly before serving, drizzle with 2 more tablespoons olive oil if desired.