review: trader joe’s hummus salad dressing

I feel like every time I visit Trader Joe’s, they’ve got some new, great product that I simply must try. When we lived in Minneapolis, Trader Joe’s was a little out of the way, so I didn’t go on a regular basis, but they are all over LA and I’ve been going on a very regular basis. So I’ve been trying a number of new products.  To add fuel to the fire (addiction?) we are staying with my cousin which means there are 4 extra people to help eat those random snacks and cookies that I would never buy in the past but always wanted to. Carrot Cake Cookies, I’m talking about you. (And yes, they were delicious.)

On one of my recent trips, I came across Hummus Salad Dressing. I’ve always been tempted to make a hummus salad dressing – I saw it at a food show a few years back and thought it was such a great idea.

But for one reason or another, I’ve never gotten around to it.

And now, Trader Joe’s made it for me. So now I don’t have to! I immediately picked it up and put it on a veggie salad. It would be perfect on a greek salad with some feta and lots of cucumbers. I imagine it would be great drizzled over a quinoa dish as well or anywhere a drizzle of Tahini is used.


  • vegan
  • the nutrition facts – 70 calories for 2 Tbsp of dressing!
  • not expensive (is anything at Trader Joe’s??)
  • great for those lunch salads
  • they skipped some of the weird ingredients but understand they probably need some sort of preservative
  • it had a little more spice to it (maybe that’s just me, ha!)


Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size: 2 Tbsp

70 calories

7 g fat

60 mg sodium

3 g carbohydrate

0 g sugar

1 g protein

Ingredients: Water, canola oil, garbanzo beans, olive oil, tahini, spices, garlic, cultured dextrose (for freshness), concentrated lemon juice, salt, phosphoric acid, acetic acid, malic acid.

Have you tried this dressing? What other TJ’s products must I try this fall? 


  1. says

    I have seen that before and it inspired me to mix some water with tribe roasted garlic hummus and call it a dressing. ;)

    Try the seaweed snacks, kettle corn, miso soup, tuna in red panang curry packets, coconut milk, havarti cheese and reduced guilt pita chips!

    • Emily says

      I know I should probably just do it myself!!!
      I love the seaweed snacks and bought the curry tuna packets but then got too scared to eat it! I’ll try again!

  2. says

    I have never heard of hummus dressing. But I agree that it would probably be great on a greek salad. I highly recommend Trader Joe’s Fig Butter. There are so many uses for it and if I remember correctly, there are very few ingredients: figs, lemon and I can’t remember what else! It is great for sweet and savory dishes!

  3. says

    I’ve always wanted to try the Hummus Dressing at TJ’s but always end up passing it by for some reason. I’ll definitely be grabbing it next time. I love, love, love their prepared Balela Salad. It’s over in the hummus/cheese/case. It is so delicious and as a plus, there are no funky ingredients. Definitely worth a try next time you swing in. It makes a great grab ‘n go lunch with some pita chips on the side. Also – another guilty pleasure @ TJ’s: Ginger Cat’s Cookies for People!

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