Heavenly Hummus

2 cups cooked chickpeas
1-3 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons tahini
1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
fresh juice from 1 lemon
dash red pepper flakes
1/2 cup or more spring water, use chickpea water if possible
paprika and fresh parsley for garnish

Place all ingredients in a blender or food mill and purée until creamy.  Add more garlic, tahini or lemon juice to taste.  Garnish with paprika, a drizzle of olive oil and fresh parsley.

Use as a spread for healthy sandwiches and add sprouts, lettuce, tomato or any other fresh vegetables.
Add fresh parsley to the blender for a lighter flavor.
Add one of the following for flavored hummus: basil, artichoke hearts, roasted red pepper, roasted eggplant or kalamata olive