1. Rinse one can of garbanzo beans. Place into a saucepan with enough water to cover beans. Bring to a boil.
2. Finely dice three gloves of garlic.
3. After bringing beans to a boil, drain the liquid and place beans in a food processor. Add garlic, drizzle a little olive oil, and squeeze the juice from one lemon. Make sure you use a strainer to catch any lemon pulp and seeds. Sprinkle salt, black pepper, and cumin. Puree until mixture is smooth. Some blenders have a hand held device to puree.
4. Serve with toast, crackers, or toasted pita bread. Drizzle olive oil over hummus.
Tip: Hummus tastes much better without tahini, or ground sesame seeds.