Did you know chickpeas were cultivated some 7,000 years ago? The ancient Phoenicians brought the chickpea to the Middle East during that time and the chickpea is still popular today. Chickpeas in hummus recipes provide a good source of protein. Furthermore, chickpeas also contain a good source of dietary fiber, which is important for the digestive system. Recipes with hummus spread provide a few health benefits, such as no saturated fat or cholesterol found in many other foods. If making recipes using hummus is an interesting topic for you, it might surprise you to find out how easy it is to make hummus dip recipes and spreads.