I've made my own hummus before, without a real recipe: a can of chickpeas, about a teaspoon of tahini, some olive oil, some lemon juice (if desired), and salt and pepper to taste in a blender. You can add other spices or whatever you want. You can do crackers with it if your LO eats crackers, you can put it on pasta, you can use it as a cooked veggie topper, you can use it as a sandwich spread, you can eat it with a spoon, you can put it on a tray and let LO dip his or her fingers in it... I really like hummus, if you couldn't tell! I think it's one of my favorite all-purpose foods.