The 10-Second Tricks That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Hummus

Hummus is a healthy, tasty snack—and it's incredibly easy to jazz up. If you've been wondering how to make hummus taste better, we've got a few easy hacks everyone will love!

Everyone loves hummus. It’s wonderful as a snack or side when you’re having loved ones over to nosh. But sometimes it seems as though your store-bought hummus could use a little something. If you’re ready to take your snack to the next level, check out our tips and tricks on how to make hummus taste better in under a minute.

By the way, here’s how to make hummus from scratch.

A Pop of Pomegranate

If you’re deciding on a festive appetizer to serve up at your next holiday gathering, try adding pomegranate seeds to your hummus. The jewel-like seeds instantly transform hummus from a humble dip to an eye-catching starter. The mix of sweetness and crunchy texture put a surprising twist on the dish. Don’t let the idea of wrestling the seeds out of the fruit put you off—deseeding a pomegranate is easier than you think. The bonus part? Pomegranate has loads of health benefits and adding the seeds to your hummus is a simple way to get more of the juicy fruit into your diet.

A Lil’ Lemon

A squeeze of fresh lemon adds a fantastic pop of acidity to store-bought hummus. Mix in about half a lemon’s worth of juice to bring a little brightness to your hummus.

Some Spice is Nice

It’s time to delve into your spice cabinet! Spices like paprika, cayenne pepper and sumac all lend a marvelous layer of nuance to a classic hummus dip. Seasoning your hummus with spices is perfect when you want to supercharge your hummus dishes with flavor.

Great Garnishes

A simple touch of fresh chopped green onions, chives, parsley, rosemary or dill is another brilliant way to add more flavor to your hummus. Just add the herb of your choice (or use a mix!), drizzle with some olive oil and sprinkle on some sea salt.

Seeds, Please

Toasted sesame seeds make another wonderful addition to store-bought hummus, giving the hummus a rich, nutty flavor. You can toast sesame seeds at home in a skillet or buy them from your local supermarket.

Can’t get enough hummus in your life? Check out our top hummus recipes.

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Camille Berry
Part of the third generation in a family of restaurateurs, Camille was born with a passion for cooking and food. She embarked on a career in hospitality where she excelled as a sommelier and wine director. This hospitality experience has given her a wealth of first-hand knowledge about how to pair all manner of drinks with food—plus some serious kitchen skills. These days, she's hung up her wine key in favor of a pen and covers all aspects of food and drink.