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Hummus and pita from Food Land Market.

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Hummus is a Middle Eastern dip made from chickpeas, olive oil and tahini and sometimes garnished with paprika and parsley. It's been around so long that it's not known when it exactly came about but people have been eating it for centuries. The first written recipes are from 13th century cookbooks from Cairo — but people don't need to travel that far for some delicious hummus. A lot of local places make it and it's kind of like pizza because even when it's bad — it's still good. One of the tastier places to get it is the Food Land Market at 710 N. Orchard St. in Boise. Another plus, a side of hummus with pita is only $5.50 and more than enough for one person.

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