Copycat Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Hummus Recipe

Ever since the grocer’s establishment in the ’60s, Trader Joe’s provides a staggering variety of products from household items to food. Trader Joe’s is literally the go-to place for absolutely anything. As soon as the general public began appreciating foreign cuisine, Trader Joe’s immediately jumped on the bandwagon and offered this rich, creamy chickpea spread in many varieties. For instance, Trader Joe’s hummus flavors range from the refreshing edamame hummus to the rich Mediterranean hummus.

Now, if you’re craving for Trader Joe’s Mediterranean hummus, this hummus recipe is for you. For this hummus recipe, you need to prepare some parsley and pine nuts along with chickpeas and tahini. The parsley and pine nuts provide the earthy flavor to the hummus. Add the lemon zest for a tangy surface flavor.

Feel free to experiment with herbs and spices for this hummus recipe. Rosemary and basil can contribute to a minty and earthy flavor, too. If you want some texture, add more nuts but don’t chop them finely. This Mediterranean hummus is best with Greek Steak Pitas. Try it for yourself!

Copycat Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Hummus Recipe

How To Make Copycat Trader Joe's Mediterranean Hummus

Whip up a Mediterranean hummus ala Trader Joe's with this simple recipe!

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins


  • 2 cans garbanzo beans, chickpeas drained (about 3 cups)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 large lime zest
  • 2 large limes, juiced
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper
  • ½ cup water, hot
  • parsley, optional
  • pine nuts, optional


  1. Add all the ingredients into the food processor, except for the hot water.

  2. Pulse the mixture for 4 to 5 minutes.

  3. After about 1 minute or so, add the hot water while the processor is still running.

  4. Keep adding water until you get a desired consistency.

  5. Continue to blend everything in the processor until smooth and creamy.
  6. Pour hummus into a container and refrigerate for about 2 hours.

  7. Before enjoying your hummus, drizzle a little bit of extra virgin olive oil on top and sprinkle with red pepper flakes.

  8. Add pine nuts and dried parsley if desired.

Recipe Notes

If you're not one for spice, then feel free to make do without the red pepper flakes. We highly recommend keeping them in though, because they add a nice kick to your creamy hummus.


  • Sugar: 1g
  • :
  • Calcium: 22mg
  • Calories: 198kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fat: 20g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 69mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 589mg
  • Vitamin A: 73IU
  • Vitamin C: 12mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Hummus vegan?

It is! As you can see from the ingredients list, this hummus recipe is all-vegan. Garbanzo beans are a great plant-based protein, so they’re perfect to incorporate into your vegan diet.

Can I add nuts to my Mediterranean hummus?

Yes, you can. As mentioned, feel free to use the nuts you prefer. We recommend using walnuts for its texture. You can also use legumes such as peanuts for its slight bitterness and texture.

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Hummus is a great-all around dip that works well with a variety of foods. Whether you enjoy it with some chips or spread it over some toast, this creamy Mediterranean hummus recipe will be a great add-on to your growing library of diverse meals!
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