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Can you freeze hummus?

Can you freeze hummus?

Can you freeze hummus?  Recently we had a great coupon that netted FREE hummus at our local grocery store.  One of our readers emailed and asked if you could freeze hummus.  I honestly can answer that I had no idea.  She decided to give a try since it was free she had nothing to lose.  I was honestly excited that she was willing it to give it a try 🙂

Can you freeze hummus?

The answer is…Yes you can freeze it however depending on the manufacturer it may have an altered consistency after it has been frozen.  It may alter its smooth and creamy texture.

If you freeze hummus, store it  in an airtight, lidded plastic container. Leave about an inch of space to allow for the expansion that occurs when moist products freeze. Frozen hummus should be defrosted and consumed within 5-7 days.  I have heard that by adding a TBSP of olive oil prior to freezing it will help with the consistency.

Our reader Jayme did confirm that the consistency did change however it was edible.  So the answer is yes you can freeze hummus.  Hope this helps for those of you who love Hummus like I do!

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  1. Good to know. We made hummus from scratch yesterday. It wasn’t as good as the hummus my friend made, even though it’s basically the same recipe. I made mine with soaked/cooked chickpeas and she made hers with a can of chickpeas. Hers was better, but I don’t think mine were cooked enough and there was too much skin still left in the beans when I blended them. I will make a couple of tweaks next time and then I think it will be excellent.

    It is really very easy! You only need chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, and tahini (optional). I didn’t have tahini, but I used a very small amount of sesame oil and it served the same purpose. I added some extra seasonings (garlic powder, onion powder, and salt). Another time, I will try pulsing cooked garlic and onion with the beans and see how that tastes. The fresher, the better! 🙂

  2. Adding greek yogurt to the hummus gives it back that creamy consistency and knocks down on the carb count. It’s delicious 🙂

  3. I make humus and am glad to learn that I can freeze it. But I have a question: I buy tahini and freeze it in ice cube trays. When I make humus, I take out two “cubes” of tahini and add it. Can I then freeze the humus? This would essentially refreeze the tahini. Is this safe to do?

  4. I froze humous and was pleasantly surprised when it came out as good as when it was fresh. So now I buy on sale and freeze away….

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