The recipe can be made with dried chick peas ($3.00/bag and makes about 10 batches of hummus or .30cents each time) that are soaked overnight in water and then boiled until they are soft or you can use canned chick peas ($99/can). I've even gone as far as growing my own chick peas...not again, lovely plant but picking by hand is very labour intensive....taste was out of this world though.
1 cup chick peas
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 cloves of garlic chopped (some people omit this...just to you)
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup water or enough to have the mixture blend and become smooth.
1/4 cup tahini
salt to taste