Try A Delicious Pickle Hummus Recipe!

On April Fool’s Day, 2021, we decided to post a fake pickle hummus menu item on social media. Little did we know it would generate such a stir! Not only did thousands of customers react, but pickle lovers around the valley showed up at our restaurants, ready to try out the new flavor!

Based on the response, our chefs went to work and came up with an amazing pickle hummus recipe which we rolled out in our Summer Seasonal Kitchen Craft menu across all Pita Jungle locations. It received rave reviews! We thought it was time to share this recipe with pickle lovers everywhere. A true testimony to the Mediterranean diet: it’s simple, quick to prepare, super nutritious, healthful, and delicious. Enjoy!

Pickle Hummus

Serves 3 people
Prep time: 15 minutes


  • 15 oz garbanzo beans (can), drained and rinsed
  • 3.5 tablespoons of tahini
  • 5.5 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 medium Mediterranean pickles (diced)
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of paprika
  • Pinch of cumin
  • Some minced pickles

In a food processor, add the garbanzo beans, tahini, minced garlic, and salt. Turn the food processor on, drizzle the lemon juice, then slowly drizzle in the extra virgin olive oil. Stop the food processor and with a spatula move the ingredients, and then blend it all again. Continue to repeat processing, if necessary, until you have a smooth consistency. If it becomes too pasty, drizzle in some water.

Remove from food processor, place it in a bowl, and mix in the diced pickles with a spatula.

To Serve:

Scoop a few tablespoons in the middle of a plate and swirl into a hummus crater. Sprinkle some cumin and paprika, and garnish with extra minced pickles. Serve with your favorite chip (pita or blue corn chip).