Creamy Dill Pickle Hummus

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This creamy dill pickle hummus is the perfect salty snack that tastes just like an actual pickle. Sprinkle with fresh dill and a drizzle of olive oil for a delicious snack that will satisfy all pickle lovers!

  • EASY: Quick and easy to make in less than 20 minutes.
  • HEALTHY: Filled with plant-based protein from the chickpeas and high in fiber. This is an easy, healthy snack!
  • FLAVORFUL: Perfect twist on the classic hummus that’s creamy, salty, and tangy.

Calling all dill pickle lovers! If you’re a huge dill pickle fan this hummus is calling your name.

I’ve been obsessed with dill pickle hummus since it was released at Trader Joe’s years ago. It has creamy, smooth texture and a tangy, salty and dill flavor that is reminiscent of dill pickles. Ithica Hummus also creates a great grillos pickle hummus.

You are going to love this homemade hummus recipe that tastes even better than the store bought version!

Serve this refreshing tangy hummus with another great snack: cucumber bites are refreshing and easy to make in 10 minutes!

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This recipe contains the standard hummus ingredients with the addition of a few extra ingredients to add the dill flavor.

  • Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans): 1 15 oz. can of high quality chickpeas, drained and rinsed.
  • Baking Soda: This will help soften your chickpeas to make a creamier, smoother hummus. You will simmer your chickpeas with baking soda to break down the pectin in the chickpeas
  • Dill Pickles: Choose your favorite brand of dill pickles. We will mainly use the actual pickle in this recipe but you can add some of the pickle juice in your hummus for an even stronger pickle flavor.
  • Tahini: A high quality tahini is important to give the hummus a delicious flavor. I love this one. Make sure your tahini is well-mixed before using it in your hummus.
  • Dill: You can use fresh dill weed or dried dill in this recipe. Remember 1 tbsp of fresh minced herbs is equivalent to 1 tsp of dried.
  • Lemon Juice: Will add a acidity to the hummus that balances well with the tahini.
  • Two Cloves of Garlic: This balances the flavors of the lemon and dill pickles.
  • Spices: Sea Salt, Cumin

▶︎Love dill pickle flavor? Try out my Homemade air fryer dill pickle potato chips, Dill pickle dip, or Dill pickle pasta salad!


  • Pickles: Use other types of pickles such as sweet, sour, bread and butter, or kosher pickles. Add in some of the pickle brine instead of the ice water for even more pickle flavor.
  • Spice: Like it a little spicy? Add some red pepper flakes.
  • Topping: Sprinkle sesame seeds on top for a pretty garnish and a little crunch. Drizzle with some extra-virgin olive oil on top.

How to Make Dill Pickle Hummus

Step 1: Soften chickpeas with some water & baking soda in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

Step 2: Neutralize garlic and lemon juice – let them sit for 5 minutes in the food processor together.

Step 3: Add in your tahini with cold water to the lemon juice and garlic. Blend for a few seconds until combined.

Step 4: Add your softened and drained chickpeas, spices, and chopped dill pickles. Blend for a few minutes until it has a smooth and creamy texture. Add in a tbsp of cold water if needed for desired consistency. Blend for extra time if needed to create the desired texture. Use rubber spatula to scrape down sides if needed.

Step 5: Spoon mixture into a bowl. Top with chopped dill and/or olive oil if needed. Sprinkle on even more chopped pickles if desired.

dill pickles and chickpeas in a food processor

What to Eat with Dill Pickle Hummus

There are lots of great ways to enjoy this hummus!

As a dip with:

  • Crackers or these Cheesy chickpea chips!
  • Pretzels
  • Fresh pita bread or pita chips
  • Tortilla chips
  • Fresh veggies such as sliced red pepper or carrots

As a spread on:

❓Recipe FAQ

What is the purpose of soaking the chickpeas with baking soda?

The purpose of simmering your chickpeas with baking soda is to soften them to create a smooth hummus. It breaks down the outer pectin in the chickpeas. Trust me this makes a huge difference so don’t skip this step!

Can I use baking powder instead of baking soda?

I do not recommend substituting baking powder for the baking soda because it will not soften the chickpeas as effectively.

Does this taste like Trader Joe’s dill pickle hummus?

Yes, it’s very similar to the flavor of Trader Joe’s product. In fact, their hummus is what inspired this recipe!
The great part about making your own homemade hummus is that it doesn’t have extra oil like store-bought hummus. Store-bought dill pickle hummus also has other preservatives and flavor additions such as citric acid and calcium chloride.

For an amazing spicy, tangy dip try Buffalo Chickpea Dip! This Loaded Hummus is also incredible with mediterranean flavors!

How to Store Leftover Dill Pickle Hummus

  • Store in the fridge for up to 7 days in an airtight container.
  • I do not recommend freezing freezing hummus for later.

Pro Tips ✔️

  • Use cold water: Make sure to you cold ice water when blending your hummus. It helps create smooth and creamy hummus. It also will thin out the hummus so its not thick and chunky (although if you like that texture add less water).
  • Don’t skip softening the chickpeas in the baking soda! I promise this will make a huge difference in the creaminess of your hummus.
  • Experiment with different pickle flavors– spicy, sour, bread & butter, German, etc. There’s so many to choose from that could create a unique and fun variation of the original recipe.
  • If you want an even stronger pickle flavor: consider adding a splash of the cold pickle juice instead of extra cold water.

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a bowl of creamy dill pickle hummus with a pita cracker

Dill Pickle Hummus Recipe

Allie Petersen
This creamy dill pickle hummus has a tangy twist! It is easy to make and will be your new favorite snack!
5 from 50 votes

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 103 kcal



  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda*
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small lemon juiced
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/2 cup dill pickles chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp dried dill or 1 tbsp fresh chopped dill

Optional Toppings


  • Soften chickpeas: In a medium pot, add water and drained, rinsed chickpeas. Add enough water to cover the chickpeas so they are floating. Add in baking soda.
    1 15 oz can chickpeas, 1/2 tsp baking soda*
  • Bring to gentle boil and then simmer, covered for 15 minutes.
  • Neutralize garlic + lemon: Meanwhile, in your food processor add your minced garlic and lemon juice and pulse for a moment. Allow to neutralize for at least 5 minutes.
    2 cloves garlic, 1 small lemon
  • Add your tahini and cold water and blend until combined.
    1/4 cup tahini, 2 tablespoons cold water
  • Blend: Once your chickpeas are softened, drain and rinse them. Add them to your food processor with spices, and chopped dill pickles. Blend for a few minutes until smooth. Add in more cold water if desired for a smoother texture.
    1/2 cup dill pickles, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1 tsp dried dill
  • Top with chopped dill, olive oil, and more chopped pickles if desired.
    extra virgin olive oil, fresh dill


  • The purpose of simmering your chickpeas with baking soda is to soften them to create a smoother hummus. Trust me, this makes a huge difference so don’t skip this step!
  • Make sure to you cold ice water when blending your hummus. It helps create smooth and creamy hummus. It also will thin out the hummus so its not thick and chunky (although if you like that texture add less water).
  • Store in the fridge for up to 7 days in an air tight container.
What to eat with dill pickle hummus:
  • Pita chips or bread
  • Pretzels
  • Chips
  • Veggies like red pepper or carrots
Calorie count disclaimer: Naturallie Plant-Based occasionally offers nutritional information for recipes contained on this site. This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although Naturallie Plant-Based attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.


Calories: 103kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 579mgPotassium: 146mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 67IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I am such a pickle lover, so HAD to recreate this recipe as soon as I saw it. Boy am I glad I did! Super easy recipe to follow and tasted insanely delicious. Tangy, creamy and fabulous. We’ve been snacking on it for days since! Can’t wait to try more of Allie’s recipes 😋

  2. 5 stars
    Dill pickles + hummus. What’s not to love? I used to buy dill pickle hummus at my local market but can’t seem to find it anymore. I came across your recipe and realized all the ingredients are staples in my cupboard so whipped up a batch a batch immediately. This is better than the store bought brand and now I can make a batch whenever I am craving something creamy and tangy. Thanks for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    The salty and tangy flavors are so well balanced, and the dill adds a touch of freshness. I could eat this every day!

  4. 5 stars
    As a family we LOVE dill pickles!!
    So when I saw this dill pickle hummus on pinterest I was a bit obsessed! I sent it to both of my sons and my daughter and said that next time they were home for game night I’d make it!!!
    We had it with some toasted pitta breads and it was amazing. I just made a platter with dill pickle hummus, sour cream, guac and some pitta bread fingers. It was the perfect quick snack idea and perfect for a family cards night.
    All three of the kids took the link to make this again.
    I call that a winner of a recipe, as they are not big cooks 😉

  5. 5 stars
    I love anything with pickles so I knew I was going to love this hummus! My husband enjoyed it too. I’ll make it again for sure!

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