Start by draining and rinsing the chickpeas in a colander. Rub the chickpeas together to loosen the skins. Place the colander in a bowl of water and skim off the skins that are floating at the top.
Place all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth. Add a few tablespoons of reserved chickpea liquid (or water) as needed for desired consistency.
Taste and add more salt, pepper, cayenne as needed.
Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with paprika. Serve with vegetables, pita, crackers etc.
This Pumpkin Hummus recipe first appeared HERE.