Hummus Among Us

Hummus is a versatile and delicious Middle Eastern spread of seasoned mashed chickpeas. Fortunately for backpackers it is available in a just add water powdered form. This recipe combines hummus with tuna, dried cranberries and string cheese for a tasty cracker treat.

Serves 4-6


  • Cashah Hummus Garbanzo Bean Dip Mix (6.0 Oz)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups water
  • 12 Wasa Multigrain Crispbread Crackers
  • 1 or 2 foil packages StarKist Tuna Creations (4.5 Oz each)
  • 1 small bag dried cranberries
  • 6 sticks of string cheese

Hummus in Zip Lock BagPre-Trip Preparation:

  • Repackage hummus mix in zip lock freezer bag or container appropriate for re-hydration in the wilderness.
  • Repackage other ingredients (crackers, cranberries, etc.) as desired.

Hummus Mixed in BagCooking Instructions:

  1. Add water gradually to powered mix in zip lock bag.
  2. Massage in zip lock back to eliminate lumps and achieve desired texture.
  3. Spread a thick layer onto Wasa crispbreads.
  4. Add a layer of seasoned tuna onto hummus.
  5. Sprinkle cranberries on top.  Press gently with fingers or spoon to secure.
  6. Peel and cover with string cheese.

Hummus Cracker CompleteNotes:

  • Add olive oil to hummus mix for increased calories and flavor.
  • Consider using flavored tunas such as Herb Garlic, Lemon Pepper, Sweet and Spicy.