A couple of months ago, I wrote this fun article for work about how to add a few ingredients to a store-bought tub of hummus to make it taste way better. The concept was inspired by Blake Wollman, who’s invented dozens and dozens of out-of-the-box hummus flavors, which he sells through his company The Wild Pea. His creations are amazing—I’ve tasted his buffalo chicken, pizza, and the Asian fire flavors, among others—but my favorite has to be his cinnamon-raisin hummus (it’s also his signature variety). I know it sounds kind of strange to have a sweet hummus, but I promise it tastes so good. Granted, I don’t live in Baltimore, where Wollman is located and has managed to get his hummuses in lots of local markets. And while you can buy some of his flavors on Amazon, you have to commit to getting six tubs at a time (while I like hummus, I don’t go through that much of it).
So I came up with the idea to play around with creating my own cinnamon-raisin hummus at home, starting with a 12-ounce container of plain hummus from the store. And I have to say, I think I came pretty close to Wollman’s crazy-popular concoction. Here’s how you can make your own, too:
Inspired by The Wild Pea
12 oz store-bought plain hummus
2 Tbsp honey
1/4 cup raisins
1 tsp cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a bowl (or in the original hummus container if there’s room), and enjoy!
Super simple, right? Please let me know if you try it—I’m dying to convert more people into sweet hummus lovers!