Hummus doldrums

It seems like when a person switches to being vegan, hummus becomes ubiquitous in his or her diet. But often, it quickly goes from versatile staple to burned-out Mediterranean bean mash. However, Zena Foods' rainbow of hummus flavors is a spark-regenerating pot of gold. Well, technically, an 8-ounce plastic tub, but whatever. With hummus variations including artichoke, avocado-cilantro, jalapeño-cilantro and spicy-pepper (my favorite, so far), it may be enough to drag anyone out of the garbanzo-bean-spread doldrums. Seek out Zena Foods' booth at the Midtown Farmers Market Sacramento (2020 J Street) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, or check out the company's website: