Hummus Without A Food Processor
A simple snack or meal that can be prepared in simple kitchens. Suggested dippers: pitas, Kirby cucumber paddles, carrot paddles, jalapeno paddles, corn chips, tortilla chips, Melba toast, crackers, matzos, celery stalks, etc. Or use the hummus as a sandwich spread in pitas stuffed with mixed salad greens. And, yes, you're allowed to use a food processor if you have one!
Your potato masher needs to have enough surface area on its business end to crush the chickpeas. Rest the bowl or pot on a cutting board or towel to protect your counter or work surface. Don't use a non-stick pot because you'd probably damage its surface. The recipe can be doubled.
Variation: Substitute cayenne, to taste, for the crushed red pepper flakes.