In a food processor, combine the beans, garlic, tahini, lemon zest and juice, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Pulse to combine.
With the motor running, stream in the olive oil and stop at desired smoothness (I like mine a bit textured).
Taste for salt and pepper; and, if you’d like, thin it out with a few tablespoons of water or more lemon juice
I like to make a dent in the hummus (once it’s on a plate or bowl) and drizzle olive oil into it.
Serve with nachos, pita, naan or crusty sourdough