Cut the bagels in thin slices. Brush with olive oil. Add a dash of salt and pepper and bake at 350® for 20 minutes or until grilled.
In a food processor, add the chick peas, gherkins, basil, garlic salt and the pepper as well as the gherkins juice. Blend the mixture. Check the consistency of the hummus and add 1 or 2 tablespoon(s) of olive oil. If the mixture needs more liquid, add more gherkins juice. Serve with some chopped basil over top, the bagel crostinis and extra gherkins for topping.
Looking for the ideal pairing? Ask our Mustard Sommelier by tweeting him at #AskMaille