Should I make extra hummus to freeze?
- Romanmk May 7, 2007 01:19 PM
Making hummus today. Is it any good after it has been frozen? Or do people really stick to just making it fresh?
It's really easy to make, so I always do it fresh, but I have froze it before without a problem.
I don't know if this is normal - but when i froze mine it did not "come back." when it was unfrozen it was completely watery and i drained the water and it got watery again.
This is one of those recipes that I would absolutely not freeze...Hummus needs to be fresh to be at its best...It's easy to whip up, so I would just do it as needed...I feel like the consistency would definitely suffer as would the "fresh" taste of it
Freezing hummus isn't the thing to do. What if you just plan on making hummus with some of the chickpeas, then doing something else with the rest in the next 4 or 5 days? Chickpea salad, or chickpea and bulgar pilaf, perhaps?
Since it's 2 of us now, not 3, we can't eat 3 or 4 cups of hummus before it gets tired. We just use the rest of the beans in another dish. Can't recommend freezing any of it.
yes, you can absolutely freeze hummus - my family has been doing it for years - this was / is a staple in my house. just make it and freeze, or buy it and freeze. i wouldn't keep it for longer that a few months -- everything tastes better the sooner you use it.
as far as the liquid that one person mentioned, its just the ingredients separating, a day or two before you want to use it, just put it in the fridge, and before serving - give it a good stir. add some fresh olive oil, cumin, finely chopped red onion, or sliced black olives to the top and you're ready to go.
i think i have two small containers in my freezer as we speak :)