EZ Restaurant-Style Hummus
Though most popular as an appetizer to be eaten with pita, hummus also works great on sandwiches and wraps, particularly on lavash (soft, cracker-like bread) bread, available at Middle Eastern grocery stores.
For Kalamata olive hummus: Blend together desired amount of olives and 1/2 teaspoon olive juice per cup of hummus. Stir into hummus. Be cautious as you add olive juice; the brine is very salty. This variation is always a big hit, sometimes more so than the original version.
For creamy, Persian-style hummus: Add slightly more chickpea liquid and plain yogurt as you blend.
Lemon hummus: Add extra lemon juice to your hummus to give it that extra "zing".