How Long Does Homemade Hummus Last – We have the answer and some easy tips for storing made-from-scratch hummus in your fridge and freezer!
Who doesn’t love a good hummus recipe? Hummus is so easy to make and the possibilities for customizing flavors are endless…and let’s be honest, it’s even easier to devour with pita chips and veggie dippers!
If you love this delicious dip like we do, read on to explore all the best ways to store homemade hummus.
Please note: this post is for hummus that you make from a recipe versus store-bought hummus which has a longer shelf-life.
How Long Does Homemade Hummus Last on the Counter?
Like all perishable foods, you have to be careful with hummus and not leaving it on the counter for too long.
Even though hummus is dairy-free, it can still spoil and potentially make you sick. That is why you should always be careful not to leave hummus out, whether on a counter or party table.
Homemade hummus can be left out at room temperature for up to 2 hours before needing to be chilled.
PRO TIP! If you are bringing homemade hummus to a party and want to have it out longer than 2 hours, try serving it in one of these ice-chilled dip bowls that are made specifically to keep cold dips chilled when serving.
If using a chilled dip bowl, hummus can sit on the counter for up to 4 hours before needing to be refrigerated.
How Long Does Homemade Hummus Last in the Fridge?
Hummus is great for dipping, spreading, and more so you will want to keep it fresh as long as possible. Luckily, with proper storage homemade hummus can last for days in the fridge.
Store homemade hummus in an airtight container – we love these glass containers with locking lids for storing dips! When stored property, from scratch hummus will last up to 4 days in the fridge. Stir the refrigerated hummus before serving and enjoy it chilled.
How Long Does Homemade Hummus Last in the Freezer?
Made from scratch hummus is so healthy and delicious, why not make a huge batch and save some for later!? Freezing is the key to making this yummy chickpea dip last even longer.
To save hummus in the freezer, move it to a freezer-safe container; a freezer bag works perfectly or try using an airtight container.
To keep frozen hummus fresher, longer, press a layer of plastic wrap on the hummus’ surface before sealing the container. This helps remove excess air. Once the bag or container is sealed, label it with the “made on” date.
You can also pour a thin layer of olive oil on top of the hummus to prevent moisture loss.
Homemade hummus will last up to 4 months in the freezer.
Thawing hummus is as easy as placing it in the fridge. Leave the frozen hummus in the fridge overnight until it’s fully thawed. Stir before serving and never refreeze. Previously frozen hummus can last up to 4 days in the fridge.
How to Tell if Homemade Hummus Has Gone Bad?
Food safety is no joke. Eating something past its prime can lead to poor flavor and it can even make you sick. Always check your refrigerated hummus for signs of spoilage before enjoying it.
Homemade hummus that has gone bad may show one or more of these signs: pooling water, bubbles on the surface of the dip, foul odor, weakened flavor, and mold. If you notice any of these signs, even if the hummus is not past its 4-day expiration, throw it out!
If the hummus reaches the end of its 4 days in the fridge without showing any of these signs it’s still best to toss it. Over time the hummus absorbs the smells of the fridge and loses its flavor and quality, so even if your hummus looks alright if it’s older than a week, throw it out.