available packaged, this wonderful Middle Eastern spread is made from chick peas and tahini. It's also simple to make yourself. This is a common vegetarian “transition” food as almost everyone loves it at first bite.
Hummus is made from cooked chickpeas, and various combinations of sesame, garlic, dill, and other spices and seasonings. It's typically served as a dip with crackers or vegetables, as a sandwich spread, or as a vegetable topping.