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How to make the best hummus in the Bay Area

I made these for a panel tasting by my friends, who unanimously loved them all. If you have a blender and are willing to spend the time, they come out to about $5 in ingredients each!

FoodGal's hummus with miso
  • FoodGal’s hummus with miso, above, for a light umami kick
  • The Civic Kitchen’s carrot hummus, which gets increasingly garlicky with time. My friends have started saying “aged like fine hummus” in its honor
  • Nosh’s extra-creamy hummus, which was delightfully garlicky from the start
  • Oaktown Spice Shop’s hummus, definitely the most popular