The other day I was bored and hungry, and since I've got about, oh, TOO MANY cans of chickpeas hanging out in the kitchen (all intended for several batches of hummus that I simply hadn't gotten around to making. I forgot about them, and they piled up), I decided to try something new. My mom has pretty much an entire bush of basil growing out in our back yard, and I'd never heard of basil hummus, and so I decided to invent it. Likely not the first person, but who cares.
PS- the chips in the photo are lentil chips. If you haven't seen them in stores, they're sort of a new fad- chips made of lentils, garbanzos and aduki beans. They're pretty healthy, and actually pretty good! Went perfectly with hummus. I'll be buying more, fer-sure.