3 14.5-ounce cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon tahini
3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
Juice of 1/2 lemon
½ teaspoon ground cumin
3 to 5 tablespoons cold water
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt to taste
Fresh basil or Italian parsley
Combine chickpeas with all ingredients, except water and olive oil, in a blender or food processor. Pulse until mixture becomes somewhat smooth and combined, but do not overmix. Add water as necessary to facilitate blending. At the end, add olive oil and pulse no more than three time, just to incorporate.
Pour mixture into a bowl and stir to ensure mixture is combined. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to three days in the fridge.