As much as we love hummus, it can get a bit boring.
Local company Spread ’Em Kitchen makes some excellent alternatives, including a vegan Jalapeno Cheesy Cashew dip that has the full jalapeño-pepper flavour without much heat. (The “cheesy” flavour comes from nutritional yeast, which is much tastier than it sounds.) The Cilantro, Pumpkin Seed & Garlic dip is also zippy; it goes well with raw veggies.
Unlike many commercial dips, all the ingredients are pronounceable, and oil is near the end of the list.
Find them at farmers markets and stores such as Choices Markets (see the Spread'em Kitchen website for a list); the suggested retail price for 200 grams is $6.99 for the cilantro dip and $8.49 for the cashew.