16 Ounce, drained, rinsed with cold water, drained again
Freshly ground black pepper
Toasted pita bread
Process tahini, lemon juice, 1/3 cup water, and garlic in food processor or blender until smooth.
With food processor running, gradually add chick peas, salt, and pepper, processing until mixture is a very thick paste.
(If using a blender, add chick peas in 1/4 cup batches.) The hummus will continue to thicken in the refrigerator, so if it seems too thick add more water and process again.
Place hummus in a covered container and refrigerate for up to a week; it can also be frozen.
Before serving, drizzle with olive oil and garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.
Serve with toasted pita wedges.