Hummus can be good for you in certain cases. Home made hummus is much better for you than store bought as the store brands have about double the calories as what it would have if you made it at home. This happens because store brands have about 40% of their calories coming from fat. Hummus has a glycemic index of around 12 and this means it will stick with you for a long time after eating it. For this reason hummus is a good protein to eat while dieting.