Tahini isn't always in my pantry but we often crave hummus. This is the recipe we use when the craving hits but the pantry is empty (of tahini). It's great with a variety of fresh vegetables as well as a spread for turkey and roast beef sandwiches!
1 can 15 oz chickepeas, rinsed
1/8 cup - 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 small jalapeno, minced
juice of 2-3 lemons
1/4 garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/3 cup roasted red peppers
In a blender or food processor, blend all ingredients together until smooth. Start with lower ammount of oil and add more if you would like it smoother.