Drain the canned chickpeas, reserving a bit of the liquid.
Peel the garlic.
In a blender, combine the chickpeas, garlic, half the lemon juice, cumin, salt, tahini (optional) & a drizzle of olive oil.
Blend until smooth & creamy, adding the chickpea liquid if too thick.
Peel & mince the shallot. Wash & dice both the tomato & the cucumber. Then chop the parsley.
In a small bowl, mix together the tomato, cucumber, shallot, vinegar (optional), parsley, salt, pepper & a drizzle of oil.
Spread the hummus over a serving plate.
Top with the chopped veggies & their juicy dressing. Add an extra squeeze of lemon & drizzle of oil. Bust out the pita chips & get snacking!
Average estimated amount for one serving
On average, one serving of the recipe "Homemade Hummus Plate" contains 513 Energy, 32 g of Fat, 37 g of Carbohydrates, 18 g of Protein, 11 g of Fiber.