Combine chick peas, tahini, garlic, salt, and lemon juice in a food processor. Process on high for 3 minutes, adding water as needed. Spoon out into a large dinner plate and spread evenly. Chill.
Optional: garnish with olive oil, parsley, and paprika. Serve with pita, warmed for a minute in a 250F/135C oven.
This is an incredible, authentic lebanese recipe. Most hummus recipes have too much garlic, too much tahini, or use some of the strained off garbanzo bean juice. If you want a tasty, resturant-grade recipe, this is it.