What to consider before freezing
If you want to freeze hummus, it should be freshly prepared as possible so that it tastes aromatic even after thawing. In any case, it should not be left standing around open at room temperature for too long, as harmful microorganisms can spread to the hummus after just two hours.
- Freeze spaetzle in advance
- Freeze eggplants in advance
- Freeze peas in advance
Freeze hummus properly
There is no need to prepare the hummus for freezing. You can simply put the finished chickpea paste well packaged in the freezer. If you usually need small portions, you can freeze the hummus in ice cube molds. So you can always thaw the required amount of hummus ice cubes and leave the rest in the freezer for a later time.
- Use a spoon to pour small portions of hummus into an ice cube tray.
- Put these in the *** freezer compartment for a few hours.
- As soon as the chickpea paste has frozen through, you can transfer the cubes into freezer bags or boxes made of plastic or stainless steel.
- Close the containers carefully and do not forget to label them with the date of freezing.
- Put the well-wrapped hummus in the *** freezer at -18 ° C.
How to thaw the chickpea paste
Since hummus is eaten cold, you shouldn't heat it to thaw it either. The gentlest method is to thaw it in the refrigerator: put the unopened freezer in the refrigerator overnight and let the hummus thaw slowly. Due to the cold temperatures, no harmful germs can multiply on the food during the thawing process. Alternatively, it is also possible to defrost the hummus in the microwave. Select the low defrost level for this.
In both cases you should puree the thawed chickpea paste again with the hand blender or at least stir it well so that you get a homogeneous mass again. When freezing it can happen that the oil separates from the other ingredients of the hummus.
Freshly frozen hummus should be used within three months. The longer food is stored in the freezer, the more it loses its aroma.