To make hummus, add tahini, lemon juice, finely minced garlic, olive oil, ground cumin, and salt (optional) to the processor and process till the paste becomes thick and creamy. If you want, you can also add a tablespoon of za'atar spice mix to enhance its flavor.
Now add boiled or canned chickpeas and process till you achieve a creamy and smooth consistency
Serve the spread on a plate and garnish with olive oil and paprika, and enjoy!
For ensuring a smooth consistency, you can add about 2-3 tablespoons of water to the chickpeas while blending. Apart from the traditional preparation, you can also create a variation with hummus by adding a dash of roasted cumin powder, spinach, honey or get creative and try other new ingredients as per your own preference.