Hummus with bowl of chickpeas and a cracker


The Secret(ish) Ingredient That Makes Store-Bought Hummus Taste Finer
Store-bought hummus can be made to be just as good as homemade hummus with the simple addition of olive oil.
A TikToker swears that the taste of store-bought hummus is elevated with high-quality olive oil. Commenters affirmed that olive oil is typically added to Middle Eastern hummus.
The olive oil helps make the texture richer and adds extra flavor. Most commercial types of hummus are made with neutral-flavored oils, but olive oil has a buttery or spicy flavor.
There are quite a few things you can add to hummus to make it semi-homemade. Another route is to add seeds, nuts, or caramelized onions to add texture.