Bean dip is standard fare at potlucks. You can make yours stand out by adding all manner of vegetables and seasonings. This is a great chance to use your imagination. Traditional hummus is made with chickpeas and tahini, but you can make a delectable spread or dip with absolutely any type of bean and just about anything added to it. Vary your recipe with seasonings as well as what you serve it on. Try it spread on toasted baguette slices, topped with chopped tomatoes, garlic and basil as a riff on bruschetta. Or simply try it on a sandwich in place of mayonnaise. Add fresh vegetables from the garden as they ripen. Delectable!