Does Frozen Hummus Lose Its Flavor?

Homemade or not, hummus is a luscious dip that could make anyone's mouth water. From dill pickle hummus to red pepper and from garlic hummus to beet, hummus comes in various colors and flavors to suit everyone's tastes. You can serve it at a party or have it on the side for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — it's truly a dish suited for any occasion. However, this dip's entice can sometimes get the best of you.

Even with all of its uses, hummus' deliciousness can act as an allurement, leaving you with too much to finish on your own. So if your fridge is stocked with more hummus than you can handle, you might've wondered whether or not you can put some in the freezer to save for a rainy day. The good news is that you can (via Taste of Home). But, like most of the good things in life, there's a slight catch.

Frozen hummus needs a boost

The freezer is a great way to extend the life of your foods and limit the amount of food you waste. For most foods, freezing is a relatively simple process, and hummus is no different. Taste of Home says that you can certainly save your hummus for enjoyment at a later date — just drizzle it with some olive oil, place it in an air-tight container, and leave it in the freezer until further notice. But, the catch comes later, when it's finally time for you to enjoy it.

To thaw your hummus, all you have to do is leave it in the refrigerator for a day or so. But before you start dipping, The Spruce Eats warns that hummus that's been frozen can lack flavor. So, before breaking out the pita bread, you should definitely give it a good mix. One recommendation is to add a little mixed garlic or onions to bring your hummus back to life. Another trick that's usually used on store-bought hummus could be to whip it with some fresh aquafaba to bring back any of the smooth, airy texture it may have lost.