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Frozen hummus - the results

Posted August 5, 2010

A couple weeks ago, there was a question on the blog about how well hummus freezes. I had not frozen hummus before because we always eat it up before it is anywhere close to expiring, so I didn't know the answer. I googled around and found that most folks said it freezes just fine but at least one site said it's a no-go. 

Well, I picked up a number of containers of hummus at Kroger last week during the $1.00 Athenos hummus sale using BOGO coupons I got from thecouponclippers.com. After sale and coupon expense, they were only .75 per container - a very good buy.  I also had a couple $1.00/1 coupons I found on a store display a couple weeks ago so those were free!

I froze a container of the artichoke garlic flavor last week and thawed it yesterday. Tonight was the moment of truth. To freeze or not to freeze. The verdict:

SUCCESS!

The hummus tasted great.  My husband offered that he thought freezing made it very cold and that was the only difference he could tell. Thank you, dear

Next experiment - making our own super garlic and roasted red pepper hummus because we both agree that store bought brands don't use enough garlic or red peppers.  I'll post the recipe when I actually get around to making it. 

Anyone have a favorite hummus recipe? Anyone else even eat hummus?


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 6, 2010

    Thanks saltnsand! We do like the Trader Joe's hummus but have not tried Costco yet. I appreciate the recommendation.

  • saltnsanddefenderofdamiddleclass Aug 6, 2010

    trader joe's is good. also, if you eat it a lot, costco offers a large container that is good.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 6, 2010

    Thanks for the recipe Holly!

    Totalchaos - you are too funny. :-)

    I like to spread hummus on a tortilla and then fill it with whatever veggies I have available.

  • hollyautry Aug 6, 2010

    chick peas, tahini paste, garlic, lemon...it's very good, I promise! you can add roasted red pepper, artichokes, spinach too.

  • HappyGirl08 Aug 6, 2010

    I've never tried it. What is it made from? I probably don't want to know because I'm sure its good for me. haha

  • hollyautry Aug 6, 2010

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/hummus-recipe/index.html
    I definitely think homemade versions are way better than the store bought stuff. I use this recipe often, great for putting out with a crudite platter instead of a dip (and healthier too).

  • t0tAlChA0s Aug 6, 2010

    Never tried it.

    Does it taste like chicken? =)

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 6, 2010

    Thanks for your post, N! I have not tried the Cedar's brand. Where do you buy it? I also love the Sabra hummus with the toppings in the middle. Mmmmmm.....

  • nyanders57 Aug 6, 2010

    Love hummus. I bought some at the Kroger's sale and so glad to know it can freeze. I have bought mostly red pepper and garlic, but a more recent craving has been for Athenos artichoke and garlic and Cedar's artichoke spinach. n in durham