Copycat Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Hummus

Copycat Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Hummus


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If you're like me, you will stop into Trader Joe's just to score a tub of their famous hummus. Try your hand at making your own at home with this recipe.

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Serving Size / Yield

6 servings


  • 2 cans garbanzo beans (chickpeas) drained (about 3 cups)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 6 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. tahini
  • 1 1/4 tsp. salt
  • zest of 1 lg. lemon
  • juice of 2 lg. lemons
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • about 1/2 C. hot water

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Place the garlic clove in the food processor and pulse a few times.

Dump the rest of the ingredients in to the food processor, except for the hot water, and run for 3-4 minutes.  After the first 30 seconds or so, stream in the water while the processor is still running – until you reach your desired consistency and continue to process until very smooth and creamy.

Taste for seasoning and consistency, adding a bit more water if needed.  This will set up a bit in the fridge, so make it a tad runnier than you think you’d like!

Pour the hummus into a container & chill a few hours or overnight before serving to let the flavors meld.

Before serving, drizzle with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes.

Serve with veggies and rice crackers or pita chips!

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