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Traeger Hummus

Our new Traeger Hummus Recipe incorporates the rich, smoky flavors of the grill to transform it into something really extraordinary. Smoked hummus is a perfect example of this. By roasting garbanzo beans on a pellet grill, we infuse a classic hummus with a deep, smoky flavor that’s impossible to achieve with conventional cooking methods. Paired with the creamy texture of tahini, bright, citrusy lemon, and the aromatic punch of smoked garlic, this hummus stands out for its unique flavors.

Traeger Hummus

I cannot get enough of this variation on the traditional Middle Eastern dip, hummus! We take the familiar blend of chickpeas, tahini, and lemon juice with the addition of smoked garlic and the distinctive flavor that only comes from cooking over live wood fire.

Roasting the chickpeas intensifies their nuttiness, while the smoked garlic adds another layer that garlic lovers will love. Whether you’re looking to impress your friends and family at your next barbecue or you just want to enjoy a fun, healthy snack with a twist, Traeger hummus is well worth the effort.

Are Chickpeas and Garbanzo Beans The Same Thing?

Yes! Two entirely different names describing the same exact bean. Crazy, right? But these can be used interchangeably.

Why you’ll love this dish…

  • Unique Flavor: The smoky notes from the grilled chickpeas and garlic give this hummus an unforgettable taste.
  • Versatility: Serve it as a dip, spread, or a flavorful addition to wraps and sandwiches.
  • Health Benefits: Packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats, it’s a nutritious choice for any meal.
  • Easy to Make: Simple ingredients and straightforward instructions make this recipe accessible to chefs of all levels.

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Traeger Hummus

Traeger Hummus shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Garbanzo Beans
  • Tahini
  • Water
  • Lemon Juice (freshly squeezed)
  • Olive Oil
  • Smoked Garlic
  • Salt

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Traeger Hummus

How to make Traeger Hummus

Wondering what you’re getting yourself into when you make this dish? Here’s a quick overview of the process! Make sure you follow the instructions at the recipe card at the bottom of the post while you’re cooking.

  • Preheat
    Preheat your Traeger grill to 325°F to prepare for roasting.
  • Roast
    Roast the drained chickpeas on a lightly oiled, grill-safe baking sheet for 20 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Blend
    Combine the roasted chickpeas, tahini, water, lemon juice, olive oil, smoked garlic, and salt in a blender or food processor.
  • Add More Water
    Blend until smooth, adjusting the water, as needed, to achieve the perfect consistency.
  • Chill
    Refrigerate the hummus after preparation and enjoy within 3-4 days for optimal freshness.

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Traeger Hummus

Traeger Hummus FAQ

Can I make it ahead?

Yes, hummus can be made a day or two in advance and stored in the refrigerator.

How can I reheat it?

Hummus is best served cold or at room temperature, so reheating isn’t necessary.

Any variations or substitutions?

For a spicier kick, add roasted jalapeños or a teaspoon of smoked paprika.

Try our Smoked Olives too!

Traeger Hummus
Traeger Hummus

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Traeger Hummus
Traeger Hummus

Traeger Hummus

This Traeger Hummus is easy to make at home and tastes incredible! Plus, I love the slightly toasty wood-fired flavor that you get from roasting the chickpeas.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Traeger Recipes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Or Whatever You Do


  • 15.5 ounce can garbanzo beans drained
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves smoked garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat your Traeger to 325°F.
  • Drain the chickpeas and place them onto a lightly oiled, grill-safe baking sheet.
  • Roast for about 20 minutes or until the chickpeas are lightly browned.
  • Place the beans, tahini, water, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and salt into a blender or food processor.
  • Pulse to combine and then blend until smooth. You may need to add more water to make it blend easily and get to a smooth consistency. Add a couple teaspoons at a time so it doesn't thin out too much.
  • Refrigerate after preparing and enjoy within 3-4 days for the best results.


Serving: 1gCalories: 245kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 8gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gSodium: 366mgFiber: 6gSugar: 3g
Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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