1 can chick peas, rinsed (I asked her about using the dried ones and she told me "In America we use a can. It is much faster.")
Juice of 1 lemon
1 spoon of tahini, and an equivalent amount of water
1 clove of garlic (or more to taste)
Parsley to taste (fresh is great, dried is fine)
A splash of olive oil
Optional: hot pepper of some kind
Put it all in a food processor. Puree.
Splash some olive oil over the top and sprinkle paprika
Seriously, that's it.
Takes me under five minutes typically.
Serve with bread or vegetables or whatever.
Other options/suggestions: Top with harissa (paste or powder) and/or za'atar. I have also added green onions into the mix now and again.
If you are feeling ambitious I imagine you might make your own tahini or harissa. I imagine there may be places where it is hard to find those in a store, but these days you can order anything online. A single jar of tahini will make a LOT of hummus (I live in NYC and can get pretty much anything).