To remove the peels from the chickpeas, simply place the chickpeas in a large bowl, cover with water, swish them around, and the peels will float to the top. You can use a slotted spoon to skim them out. Drain the chickpeas and set aside.
Place garlic cloves in the bowl of a food processor and process until fully minced.
Stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl.
Add remaining ingredients and continue to process until fully combined and pureed.
Alternatively, you can use a high powered blender which will give you the smoothest, creamiest hummus. You may have to add an additional tablespoon or two of water to get it going. Try without first.
Transfer to a bowl. Drizzle with some more olive oil sprinkle with paprika. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley, crushed red pepper, and chopped sunflower seeds, if desired.
I make this hummus without peeling the chickpeas without noticing a difference.