This will be the best hummus you've ever tasted. (It's even better after it's been in the refrigerator for a day.) And I've found it's really good with organic blue-corn chips.
2 large cloves garlic
1 small onion, chopped
1 can chick-peas, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt (optional)
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
3/4 cup fresh basil leaves, packed (no stems)
Saute garlic and onion in olive oil. Then put garlic, onion, chick peas, tahini, lemon juice, salt and cayenne pepper in a blender or food processor and blend well. Then add basil and blend again. Serve cold!