3tablespoonsextra virgin olive oilhigh quality is best
3tablespoonsfresh squeezed lemon juice
2teaspoonsfresh lemon zest
1 to 3tablespoonsfiltered water
Ground black pepper to taste
Add all ingredients (except black pepper) into a food processor. Start with the 3 tablespoons of water, and add more later.
Process until smooth and creamy, about 3–4 minutes, scraping sides as needed. If too thick, add more water or olive oil, 1-tablespoon at a time. Serve immediately or place in fridge, covered for 30 minutes, to thicken up and cool (best option).
Sprinkle with black pepper and serve with fresh vegetables, pretzels, crackers; or in a sandwich, pita or wrap.