• Hummus in a jar looks and sounds great. Perfect for a picnic and good cinema food. Nutritious, plus easy to open and close a screw-top jar in the dark !

    • It’s a fun and easy recipe Paul. Yep, and all that other stuff makes it a great addition to any outing that requires food… 😀

  • Yum. Thank you for the link! I experiment with how I make hummus … never comes out the same way twice. Someone once said you need to peel each individual chickpea for the smoothness. The best is when it comes out tasting like ice cream. I achieved that once, but I don’t know how.

    • Aw, your so welcome Leora, I’ve had this recipe in my file for a while and happened on it again and thought of your salad in a jar. This was just as fun. Enjoy. BTW: If this helps, I’ve found that the smooth you seek is easier to achieve in a food processor. 🙂

  • MinaJoshi5409

    What a super idea. I am a big fan of home made hummus but would have never thought of putting it in a jar. This would be great lunchtime snack. Or I could even add it to pitta bread or rolls.

    • Hi Mini, Thanks, it really is a fun way to have this as a snack for lunch or for picnic. I love these jars too. The fact that they can be reused many times over makes that even better. 🙂

  • I love Hummus and have several store-bought containers in my refrigerator now. I know people who make their own hummus but guess I’ve been skittish about trying. Would the veggies get mushy if left in the jar?

    • Oh, then you must try this super easy recipe Jeannette. The veggies stay crispy and hard and don’t lose their texture. That’s the great part about this recipe. Besides, it never lasts that long in our house… LOL.

  • Susan I love Hummus. I also ground up some calamada olives which gives it a great flavor. I actually take the dried beans and soak them overnight and pressure cook them the next day.

    • Hi Arleen, I have not added kalamata olives, that sounds like a great addition. I have started with dried beans. It makes this recipe even more amazing then it already is. 🙂

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    Hummus is one of my favorite things. My great aunt used to make it from scratch, and it’s probably one of the first foods I thought of as “exotic” when I was a kid. I’ve never made it, but probably should try. The jars would travel great in the cooler as a camping treat.

    • How fun and what a great memory Jeri. Hummus is one of those things that never goes out of style. I love it for that and for the taste. 🙂

  • Jacqueline Gum

    Love hummus, but have never made it from scratch. The jar idea is fantastic…think this would be a great hostess gift too. Very unusual and so eye appealing.

    • What a great idea Jacquie. You could add it to a welcome basket as well. The fact that it tastes good too, really helps… LOL.

  • I never took Humus or may be we have a different name here. But from the photos what I can feel is that it must be a recipe to go for!

    • It is really yummy Tuhin. Give it a try and let me know how you liked it. 🙂

  • Carl Hedinger

    We’ve got a person in a nearby city who makes her own hummus and sells it to foreigners and she’s pretty much a celebrity for it. This recipe is awesome and would be great for hiking or camping. Thanks so much!

    • We have taken it on trips, in the car and in our backpacks and it really is something that breaks the monotony of what we usually bring Carl. Enjoy.

  • Cheryl Therrien

    My husband likes Hummus so this is something he would really like. 🙂

    • Yippee! Have fun with this and let me know what he thinks Cheryl. 🙂

  • I have never tried Hummus so have no idea if I would like it or not

    • I think it would be something you’d enjoy Jo-Anne, so give it a whirl. 🙂

  • Catarina Alexon

    Love hummus and have eaten it for the last 30 years or so. Including when I lived in the Middle East. There you could just buy delicious hummus everywhere. Come to think about it, we used to make it when I lived in Marbella, Spain. But since then I have bought it ready-made.

    • There are some great ready made version for sure Catarina. When in a pinch, it’s also a great thing to have for those unexpected guests. 🙂

  • Debra Yearwood

    Yum! We head out on a road trip in a few days and this is on my list of things to do to prepare. It will help us avoid all that junky stuff we usually have. 🙂

    • It is such a great thing to have on hand for a trip like the one you mentioned Debra. Have fun on your trip and enjoy. 🙂

  • Jon Jefferson

    Hummus is great and so easy to make. I tend to make something similar to this with black beans. Makes for a lighter version of refried beans when we have tostadas.

    • Using black beans would be oh so good Jon. I will need to do that with the large family gathering we have fast approaching. 🙂

  • This looks really good and I think it would be fun to see the looks on my guests faces when I hand out the jars. Thanks, Susan for another neat idea.
    Lenie

    • People seem to love these. You’re right, the looks on their faces are really fun when I hand them out Lenie. Have fun making them.

  • Gloria Miele, Ph.D.

    I love the idea of creating single serving containers. This recipe looks like one I enjoy. Great basic recipe that can get augmented easily, I’d imagine. Have you tried adding roasted peppers?

    • Hi Gloria, The recipe does lend itself to various versions. I’ve added the roasted peppers and it’s really tasty. I usually don’t because some of my friends and family aren’t to fond of peppers. 🙂

  • Sue Hines

    Yummm! What else can one say – beyond that it is creative and delicious!

  • My husband and I recently got introduced to hummus and learned to make it at home. I like the hummus in a jar idea! We’ve used it for veggies and chips. We’ve also made it with black beans and hot chili beans. We’ve decided that black bean hummus is actually our favorite!

    • Hi Jennifer, I LOVE black bean hummus. It is just the best. It too would lend itself well in jar, don’t you think?

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    I love your jar recipes. Hummus makes me think of my mom. She’s the only one that would make this. I’ll I have to follow in hers and your footsteps one day.

    • Aw, thank you my friend. You should give it a try. It’s easy and delicious, a great combination for sure. 🙂