Hummus sales are humming. The Middle Eastern mixture has experienced enough growth in recent years that some industry experts are calling it “the new salsa.” Hummus is certainly similar. Like salsa, some retailers are promoting it as a more healthful alternative to traditional dips. It is often cross-merchandised with chips — pita, though, rather than tortilla. And an increasing number of restaurants now serve the chickpeas-and-tahini-based blend as a pre-meal munchie, inspiring diners in ...

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