My secret to this recipe is the roasted garlic (and roasted garlic oil). Garnish with extra-virgin olive oil and ground paprika. Will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Add roasted red peppers for a variation. Add ground cayenne if you desire a spicy hummus.
Use extra garlic and garlic-infused oil for use in pasta, bruschetta, etc.
Use less liquid in the recipe to make a great spread for wraps and crostini.