Chickpea Spread

Chickpea spread (more commonly called “hummus”) is a thick paste or spread made from ground chickpeas, sesame seeds, olive oil, lemon and garlic.  Hummus was made originally in the Middle East. 

Although you can use store- bought hummus for your recipes, look for a brand with few ingredients and not too much garlic.  When I have time, I like to make it with an Italian twist – and call it Basil Puree. It’s the star ingredient in my Hummus Quesadillas.