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Old 07-20-2008, 05:29 PM   #1
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Can I Freeze Hummus?

Okay, so I got inspired and despite questionable Tahini, I made hummus today. The Tahini was too strong so I added an extra can of chick peas. So, now I have this fabulous hummus (very proud since I don't have a food processor and it was my first time) but I have too much. I'd like to save it but don't know if I can freeze it or not. Anyone know?

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Old 07-20-2008, 06:08 PM   #2
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Sure you can! You will have to stir it up again when you thaw it - but no problem. Since everything is already a puree - there will be no texture damage.
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:13 PM   #3
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i don't like it frozen.
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:01 PM   #4
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I was kinda wondering about this myself. I made some black bean hummus yesterday that was awesome. No need to freeze tho, it only lasted a day!!!
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:09 AM   #5
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Well, I'm not sure I want to freeze it or chuck the whole thing now. I have never had tahini except in other people's hummus and it didn't smell or taste all that great but I didn't know how it was supposed to taste. Well, I got very ill last night and am still on the verge of losing my cookies. My problem, I also had salsa from a local restaurant Saturday, more in line with a time to get food sickness, and they just recalled jalapenos in NC. So I don't know what made me sick, the salsa or the hummus.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:56 AM   #6
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Since tahini is basically ground sesame, the taste it has is mainly influenced by the other ingredients and spices.

About freezing hummus, you probably can, as it is, or seasoned, or whatever, and if you seal it well it might last a lifetime.

But never ever freeze your pitta bread!!!
(no, you actually can, but re-heated it will never taste the same)
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:13 AM   #7
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yes you can but when you thaw it, you will have to stir it up and balance the seasonings etc.
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:55 AM   #8
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do you keep tahini in the fridge?
It doesn't say you need to and I assume it's just like peanut butter so you don't have to, but I don't use it very fast so I have been keeping it there....
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Well, I'm not sure I want to freeze it or chuck the whole thing now. I have never had tahini except in other people's hummus and it didn't smell or taste all that great but I didn't know how it was supposed to taste. Well, I got very ill last night and am still on the verge of losing my cookies. My problem, I also had salsa from a local restaurant Saturday, more in line with a time to get food sickness, and they just recalled jalapenos in NC. So I don't know what made me sick, the salsa or the hummus.
Hope you get to feeling better!
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:23 PM   #10
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do you keep tahini in the fridge?
It doesn't say you need to and I assume it's just like peanut butter so you don't have to, but I don't use it very fast so I have been keeping it there....
It was a brand new can from Walmart. Maybe it had been sitting a while and they are remodeling. I do have it in the fridge now because that's where you are supposed to keep sesame oil.

Thanks Sattie. I hope I feel better soon. I hate being at work when I would rather just be sleeping.
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