Having just moved back from Jordan, i had to perfect a recipe for hummus, the fast food of Jordan. I finally got the texture righ even while using canned chick peas. Two secrets- finding the right brand of chickpeas and adding some ice to the final mix for a smooth texture (this is the authentic trick i brought back with me ). Hummus restaurants use citric acid instead of lemon juice, but lemon juice is always available. I use storebought bottled lemon juice.