In a microwave safe bowl, heat the chickpeas on for 2-3 minutes, until soft and tender.
Mash the chickpeas with a potato masher until desired consistency (the more you heat the chickpeas, the easier it is to mash).
In a blender, mix garlic and water.
Add mixture to chickpeas. Add lemon, olive oil, and spices. Mash and mix some more.
Top with fresh cilantro, olive oil, and red pepper flakes (optional)