I am constantly trying new things...and new variations of things...and adding new things to old recipes and standbys.
Hummus is something I play with all the time - I have tried every.single.recipe that I have been able to find!! I used to add olive oil until I got the right texture, but it ended up being so heavy that it didn't taste like the store bought versions, but something else entirely. Water or extra lemon juice is a better replacement - and keeps the whole thing light.
I love hummus, but I hate paying $3 or $4 for a little thing of hummus at the grocery store - - especially when I know that it costs *next to nothing* to make (especially if you cook the beans from dried). Another note on dried beans and hummus - when you make the beans yourself, the hummus comes out waaaaay creamier than if you use canned. But, I know that canned beans are easier and faster - and more convenient. And even I use canned beans at times just because it's so much simpler!
With all that being said, here's my latest version of hummus. I have been eating this with carrot sticks every single day for an afternoon snack - full of protein and easy to grab and throw in my lunch bag! I use a food processor when I double the recipe, but use my blender otherwise. I think the blender whips it all up better and makes it a lot smoother.