Put all of the ingredients except for the chickpeas in a blender.
Using a potato masher or a fork, thoroughly mash the chickpeas. Transfer to the blender. Puree until smooth, stopping and stirring if blending slows.
For best flavor, refrigerate the hummus for several hours. Before serving, garnish with a sprinkle each of paprika and parsley flakes, if you like.
PER SERVING (1/8th of recipe, 1/4 cup): 56 calories, 0.5g fat, 400mg sodium, 9g carbs, 3g fiber, 1g sugars, 3g protein