Time to up your snacking game.

Karla Walsh
June 10, 2020
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trader joes tabbouleh hummus
Credit: Instagram / @traderjoesobsessed

How do we love hummus? Let us count the ways. Creamy and classic. With additional avocado. Garnished with roasted chickpeas and Marcona almonds a la Ina Garten. Pretty much any and every hummus recipe—even dark chocolate-infused—gets a big thumbs up from the EatingWell crew. (Check out our new deep-dive into the many health benefits of hummus.)

So we were delighted to see another variety of the Middle Eastern bean dip join the ranks of the already-stacked snack aisle of Trader Joe's. Introducing: Tabbouleh Style Hummus.

Spotted by Instagrammer @traderjoesobsessed for $1.99 per 8-ounce tub, this new hummus flavor can be found alongside other fan favorites like Dill Pickle, Organic Buffalo-Style, Sriracha and Organic Spicy Avocado in the refrigerator case near the cheese and charcuterie.

It mashes up the flavors of the classic chickpea dip with another one of the supermarket's popular fridge case finds: Cauliflower Tabbouleh. Traditionally made with bulgur, a pile of fresh herbs, tomatoes and olive oil, TJ's lower-carb tabbouleh made with the vegetable of the moment is so treasured it has spawned dozens of copycat recipes that can now be found on blogs written from all corners of the country.

Each two-tablespoon serving of hummus has 60 calories, 4 grams of fat, 4 grams of carbs and 1 gram of protein. If you, like us, are dip devotees, simply do the math accordingly based on how much you actually scoop up. (A ¼ cup, or ¼ of the container, equals two servings.)

It's made simply with all recognizable ingredients: Garbanzo beans, diced tomatoes, tahini, sunflower oil, parsley, white onion, sea salt, citric acid, granulated garlic, lemon juice, spearmint, guar gum (to thicken) and allspice.

While we'll be scooping it as-is with carrots and bell pepper sticks, we're even more excited to track down a tub or two to make a riff on Trader Joe's Mediterranean Nachos for dinner.