How to Turn Your Store-Bought Hummus Delicious

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Store-bought hummus is often described as being boring, industrial, and flavorless. It’s easy to see why. Sometimes, companies only add chickpeas, a little bit of tahini, and almost nothing else to spice up the flavor of their hummus.

However, if you don’t have time to make your own hummus and want to use a store-bought variety, that doesn’t mean that you have to suffer through terrible hummus. Here are three things to add to make it taste delicious. 

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is a key component of any delicious hummus creation, and you should definitely add a little bit to the store-bought variety to add tanginess. If not, the hummus ends up being bland.

Olive Oil

While most store-bought varieties of hummus contain some olive oil, they usually do not contain enough to give it the consistency that it should have. Add a tablespoon or so more to each batch, and your hummus will be much smoother.


Any respectable hummus will be served with paprika, and this is an ingredient that store-bought hummus doesn’t usually contain. Just a few sprinkles of sweet paprika on top of your hummus can make all the difference in terms of its flavor.