I like to make this hummus and (in the interest in avoiding too many carbs), spread it over steamed broccoli for a snack or light lunch.
1 can chick peas, rinsed and drained
1/2 lemon squeezed
1-2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cracked black pepper
1/4 cup xtra virgin olive oil
1 tsp sesame seeds (optional)
1/2 cup kalamata olives, chopped
Mix all ingredients except olive oil in food chopped or food processor until thick and pasty. Slowly add in olive oil until desired consistency. (You may need a little more or less).
Great topped over steamed broccoli or cauliflower, spread in wraps with turkey or chicken, or used as a dip for bread sticks, red pepper sliced, celery or carrots, or pita chips.