Looking for the best hummus to buy? Read on to find the results of our hummus taste test.
PRODUCT RECALL: Zorba Delicacies Ltd is recalling a number of hummus products due to the possible presence of salmonella. Please see the notice from the Food Standards Agency for more details: food.gov.uk
How the best hummus taste test worked
Seven members of the olive team conducted a blind taste test to find the most flavoursome shop-bought hummus. We tasted all of the biggest brands widely available in the UK (aside from supermarket own brand, stay tuned to find out which hummus won gold in our Summer Supermarket Awards 2019). The group chose three winners, and we’ve listed others we’ve tried.
The results for the best hummus
Winner for best all-rounder: Me Too! Foods original houmous
About the hummus: Me Too! hummus is made from 57% cooked chickpeas, water, tahini, rapeseed oil and preservatives.
Comments: For those that want texture in their hummus, but without that gritty mouthfeel that often comes from undercooked chickpeas, then this beauty from Me Too! Foods is the one. Tender, flavourful chickpeas, well seasoned and well spiced with cumin. A classic that everyone will love.
Joint winner for silky smooth texture: Yarden houmous
About the hummus: This hummus is made with 51% cooked chickpeas, rapeseed oil, sesame seed paste and spices. It is suitable for vegetarians.
Joint winner for silky smooth texture: Sabra houmous classic
About the hummus: Suitable for vegetarians, this hummus is made from 51% cooked chickpeas, rapeseed oil, sesame seed paste and spices.
Comments: For our expert taste test, these luxuriously smooth pots of hummus, were barely distinguishable. Both rich with tahini, rounded with garlic, and silky smooth, these are a serious step up from what you could make at home.
Other hummus we tried
Moorish smoked humous original
About the hummus: This smoked hummus made in Devon is made with chickpeas, rapeseed oil, water, tahini and 10% natural smoked chickpeas. It has no preservatives and is suitable for vegans.
Comments: Creamy, with a decent rough texture and a proper hit of smoke, this unusual hummus is surprisingly addictive and would be a great addition to a barbecue.
Daylesford organic houmous
About the hummus: This organic hummus is made from 65% cooked chickpeas, water, sunflower oil, tahini and lemon juice.
Comments: Lacking the balance and finesse of the other hummuses in our taste test, this Cotswold-made pot needed better quality chickpeas, cooked longer, to win us over.
Taste test conducted and written up by Ellie Edwards