Begin by removing the outer shell/skin from the garbanzo beans by pinching the bean between your forefinger and thumb. Discard the shells and place the bean into a bowl.
Pour the shelled beans into a high power blender, such as a Vitamix, along with the tahini, lemon juice, garlic, EVOO, salt and cumin. Blend on low until a chunky paste forms, starting and stopping as needed to push the mixture down.
Add 2 tbsp. of water and blend. Keep adding 1 tbsp. of water at a time until smooth and creamy. Should be loose but not runny. Pour into a shallow bowl.
Top the hummus with the diced tomatoes, a drizzle of EVOO and a sprinkle of salt. Serve with pita, chips or veggies.
Recipe Courtesy of Megan Mitchell