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Lemon Garlic Hummus Recipe

Lemon Garlic Hummus Recipe

You'll need just five ingredients to blend together this smooth and creamy bean dip shared by Kris Capener of Layton, Utah. "We have it every Christmas Eve at our family party," she notes. "It's delicious and quick to make."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups canned garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pita bread, cut into wedges


  • 1. In a food processor, combine the oil, beans, lemon juice, garlic and salt; cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl. Serve with pita wedges. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 324 calories, 29g fat (3g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 309mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein

Reviews for Lemon Garlic Hummus

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Reviewed May. 1, 2016

"Love the lemony, garlic flavor. I substituted olive oil for the canola oil and the consistency was great. Smooth and delicious!"

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2015

"Extremely easy and I had all ingredients on hand. I used olive oil and didn't measure it, just poured it in the good processor until the texture was right. Tasted delicious too!"

Reviewed Jul. 30, 2014

"You can leave the oil out completely, for a healthy version, just add some of the drained liquid from the garbanzo beans, for the correct consistency."

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2014

"Like several others, I also felt that 3/4 cup oil was too much, so used 1/2 cup and thought the consistency was just right. I served it with guacamole tortilla chips. Very easy and delicious."

Reviewed Feb. 24, 2014

"This is a good basic recipe. However, here is a more succulent adaptation I came up with. I promise: you'll never buy store bought hummus again!

1/2 cup olive oil
1 can chick peas
4 Tbsp lemon juice
2 heaping Tbsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp salt
2 heaping tsp cumin
Blend all ingredients except beans in the processor on low. Add beans; process on high till smooth."

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"Yum! This was so good, and so quick and easy to make. I added lots more garlic and lemon juice than the recipe called for. I was wondering what it would taste like without tahini, (a staple in many other hummus recipes), and it was delicious. I had bottle of sesame oil on hand so I threw a splash in the hummus and it really gave it great taste. I also substituted olive oil for the canola oil. No more store-bought hummus for me! Thanks!"

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"This is a good basic hummus, but needs more flavour. Next time I'd add herbs or cumin. I used only 2/3 of the oil and it was still way too much - half would probably be plenty."

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2013

"This is my new go to hummus. So much better than store bought and so versatile. I used a little more than 1/2 cup olive oil and 1 can of garbanzo beans, rinsed. A new favorite in our house!"

Reviewed Sep. 20, 2011

"this is an excellent hummus recipe. I substituted olive oil for the vegetable oil for a more authentic flavor."

Reviewed Jul. 10, 2011

"What a great recipe! I've been looking for a easy hummus recipe that calls for ingredients I typically have on hand. This is it. I just made my first batch, and it was so very simple. I too, like the other reviewers, just used a 15.5 oz can of beans, and adjusted the oil accordingly. I also added some fresh basil leaves from my garden. The possibilities are endless with additional flavors and ingredients. Now I'll have a healthy dip for my veggies to snack on while at work. Thank you again TOH!"

Reviewed Jun. 11, 2011

"I used olive oil & 1-15 oz can of chickpeas. Ridiculously easy & delicious!

~ Theresa"

Reviewed Feb. 28, 2011

"Next time I make this, I will use less oil. At the beginning, it felt like too much, and after I made it, there was oil collecting on the top moreso than normal."

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2011

"Just tried this hummus and it loved it! It is so creamy and yummy. The flavor is just right for us."

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"Fresh garlic and lemon gives it an extra special YUM factor. Oh so good and satisfying...and very healthy for you!"

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

"I added Greek seasoning and it was great! so quick and delicious!"

Reviewed Jun. 18, 2010

"This is the exact kind of hummus I was looking for! Great garlic flavor, and the lemon juice gives it just enough zing. By far the best hummus recipe I've found!"

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2007

"I made it with a little less oil than called for and it turned out nicely. Yum!"

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