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Wondering whether you can freeze hummus? Turns out the freezer works well for preserving this creamy dip: here’s what to do!

Can you freeze hummus?

Got a load of hummus and not sure what to do with it? This creamy Mediterranean dip is everyone’s favorite for dunking carrots or slathering on a pita. But it lasts only 1 week in the refrigerator. Not sure you can use it in time? Here’s an idea: try freezing it! This chickpea-based spread holds up better than you might think. Here’s how to do it!

Can you freeze hummus?

Hummus freezes well: it’s an easy way to preserve its flavor and creamy texture. Hummus lasts up to 3 months frozen, though it’s best eaten as fresh as possible. Some ingredients lose their flavor or texture after defrosting, but hummus is relatively stable. Before freezing it, add a few drops of olive oil to the surface to lock in the moisture.

How to freeze hummus

Ready to freeze hummus? Of course, you’ll want to make sure the hummus is still fresh and not at the end of its shelf life. You can safely store hummus refrigerated for about 1 week. If you’re worried you won’t use all of it in time, you can pop it into the freezer. Here’s how to do it:

  • Place the hummus in an airtight container that’s just large enough to fit it. (Consider freezing in a few smaller containers if you have a large amount.)
  • Drizzle a small amount of olive oil onto the top to make a thin protective skin on top; this helps to seal in moisture.
  • Label the container with a “Use By” date 3 months in the future.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months, keeping in mind the fresher the hummus the better. Try to use the defrosted hummus within 3 days.
Can you freeze hummus

How to defrost hummus

When defrosted from frozen, hummus keeps its creamy texture. To defrost, simply place in the refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours. The exact timing depends on the container and amount of hummus.

Once thawed, you can use hummus in all the ways you like to eat it: as a dip for veggies and pita chips, in sandwiches, and more! See What to Eat with Hummus for more ideas.

Freezing other ingredients

And that’s it! Freezing hummus is simple, and it’s easy to use in all the ways you love to eat this creamy dip. All ingredients hold up differently in the freezer. Here are a few more methods to try:

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Can you freeze hummus?

Can You Freeze Hummus?


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 minute
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Wondering whether you can freeze hummus? Turns out the freezer works well for preserving this creamy dip: here’s what to do!


Ingredients

  • Hummus (as fresh as possible)

Instructions

  1. Place the hummus in an airtight container that’s just large enough to fit it. (Consider freezing in a few smaller containers if you have a large amount.)
  2. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil onto the top to make a thin protective skin on top; this helps to seal in moisture.
  3. Label the container with a “Use By” date 3 months in the future.
  4. Freeze for up to 3 months, keeping in mind the fresher the hummus the better. To defrost, place in the refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours (the exact timing depends on the container and amount of hummus). Use the defrosted hummus within 3 days.
  • Category: Frozen
  • Method: Frozen
  • Cuisine: Frozen
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Can you freeze hummus

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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