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If you have a food processor, all ingredients can be combined (depending on the size of your food processor do this in batches) until smooth. The beans can also be ground with a masher, with the other ingredients incorporated afterward. Using a blender is not recommended. For flavor variations, you can add roasted red peppers, roasted garlic, tahini, olives, or herbs.

Adapted from The Barley House Restaurant and Tavern

Makes 8 servings

2 (16-ounce) cans garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons chopped parsley, plus more for garnish
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1/3 cup olive oil, plus more for garnish
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
pita triangles, cucumber slices, baby carrots

1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients. Puree until smooth. Alternately, place garbanzos in a deep bowl and mash using a potato masher. Add remaining ingredients and mash until blended.
2. To serve, transfer hummus to a medium bowl. Garnish with drizzle of oil and a sprinkling of parsley. Serve with pita triangles, cucumber slices, and carrots alongside for dipping.