Place in the bowl of a food processor:
2 cans of garbanzo beans, rinsed
1 clove garlic, peeled
2 T lemon juice
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
Process until smooth, add olive oil in a stream (about 1/4 cup) until desired consistency is reached.
Add ins: chopped sun dried tomatoes
marinated artichoke hearts (I use the marinating liquid in place of the olive oil)
roasted red pepper
Keep refrigerated. It's great on pitas, crackers, veggies, sandwiches, or if you're John Patrick, a spoon. Good luck!