Hummus is so easy to make, and when it's homemade it's so delicious! Here's my basic recipe.
You don't have to use chickpeas. This also works with white or black beans, or lentils.
Tahini is a little pricey, but you can find it in any store (might have to look in the health food aisle) and a jar of it lasts a long time.
1 can chick peas, drained
1 T tahini
1 T oil
juice of 1 lemon
1 t salt
1 clove garlic
Throw everything in the blender or food processor. Whizz it until it's fairly smooth. Eat with pita bread, on toast, as a dip for carrots . . .