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Soak the chickpeas by place the dried chickpeas in a large bowl, and cover them with water. Allow them to soak overnight, or at least 8 hours.
To cook the chickpeas, drain and rinse the soaked chickpeas. Transfer them to a large pot and cover with fresh water.
Sprinkle ¼ teaspoon baking soda over the water. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 1 to 1.5 hours, or until the chickpeas are tender. Skim off any foam that rises to the surface during cooking.
Once the chickpeas are cooked to very very tender, drain the from the water. Allow the chickpeas to cool for a few minutes.
To make the hummus, in a food processor, combine the cooked chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, and a heavy pinch of salt. Process the mixture until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Transfer the hummus to a shallow serving bowl, drizzle the top with olive oil, and sprinkle with paprika, cumin, and fresh parsley, if desired. Serve with pita bread, fresh vegetables, or anything else you like.