I once had a love affair with Trader Joe’s horseradish hummus.

I could eat an entire container over the course of one day, only sharing if I was obligated, and not feeling the slightest bit guilty hiding it at my desk as I snacked. I did this for about two years straight, before I got bored and decided to move on to something new.

Horseradish Hummus | Things I Made Today

I had a similar love affair with TJ’s white bean and basil hummus. Then I moved on to the traditional Mediterranean hummus.

Horseradish Hummus | Things I Made Today

Recently, I wanted to get back together with my original love. But unfortunately for me, the horseradish hummus moved on…it changed. I honestly don’t know what they did to the recipe, but it’s different, and I don’t love it anymore. I think we’re officially over.

Horseradish Hummus | Things I Made Today

A couple weeks back, we got some fresh horseradish in our CSA. Even though the TJ version and I are no longer a match, I thought it would be nice to rekindle my love by making my own version from scratch. So here it goes.

Horseradish Hummus | Things I Made Today

Horseradish Hummus
Recipe type: Appetizer & Snack
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4-8
  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • dash of chili flakes
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 2-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4-8 tablespoons freshly ground horseradish, depending on how hot you like it
  • extra olive oil for drizzling (optional)
  • 1-2 tablespoons za'atar (optional)
  • handful pine nuts (optional)
  1. Combine chickpeas, tahini, garlic, salt, chili flakes, and lemon juice in a food processor. Pulse until smooth. Add olive oil, one tablespoon at a time, until hummus thins a little bit.
  2. Add horseradish, a couple tablespoons at a time, until you reach your desired level of heat. Adjust salt and lemon if needed.
  3. Scoop hummus into bowl and top with a drizzle of olive oil, za'atar, and pine nuts.



  • 11 / 05 / 14 / 6:04 pm

    Loving many of your recipes and stories. Love the love of the site as well. Simple, clean…nothing to distract or take away from the story and recipe. So glad Jeanette kind of steered me in your direction.

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    • 11 / 06 / 14 / 7:51 am

      Thanks Mary, as always, for your kind words :)

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