Homemade Hummus

2 cups drained well cooked or canned chick peas, drained
1/2 cup Tahini (sesame paste)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
2-3 cloves of garlic
Pinch of salt and cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup Toasted Pine nuts
pinch of dried red pepper flakes
Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish

Place everything (except the cilantro) into the food processor. Start to blend the mixture and drizzle a little water or extra lemon juice in until a smooth puree.

Place in a bowl or on a plate and carve circular groves through the hummus with a table knife.

Drizzle with additional olive oil (it will go into the groves) sprinkle with pine nuts, pepper flakes and cilantro.

Serve with Naan bread, pretzel chips or nachos

Serves 6-8