Hummus is a Middle Eastern and Arabic food spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. You have so many different choices to create a lovely dip. It's perfect for a party or apérosnack with veggisticks, bread or crackers. . And now I love it because I love chickpeas and co. so much. The seeds are high in protein, Vitamin B3 and E and low in calories.