Middle Eastern Party Platter
Wash the tomato and finely chop. Toss with the basil, salt, and pepper. Set aside. Smash, peel, and chop the garlic.
Cut each pita into 6 or 8 equal wedges, as desired. Place the pita wedges on a serving platter and set aside.
Drain the chickpeas (reserving 4 tablespoons juice) and mash.
Blend the mashed chickpeas with the garlic, lemon juice, tahini, cumin, and reserved chickpea juice.
Serve the pita wedges with the tomato and hummus on the side.
If you want, toast the pita slices at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes before serving. For an extra touch, serve with cubes of feta cheese for guests to add to the pita along with the hummus spread and tomato.