Lemon Garlic Hummus Recipe
- 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.
1/4 cup: 324 calories, 29g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 309mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.
Reviews for Lemon Garlic Hummus
"This hummus is so light and refreshing! Like other reviews, I used less oil, only about 1/4 cup. I usually just drizzle the oil into the food processor until I get the consistency I like. Other than that, I liked the simplicity of the five ingredients and the fresh, clean taste - I'll definitely make this again!"
"Love the lemony, garlic flavor. I substituted olive oil for the canola oil and the consistency was great. Smooth and delicious!"
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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 oil1 can chick peas4 Tbsp lemon juice2 heaping Tbsp minced garlic1/2 tsp salt2 heaping tsp cuminBlend all ingredients except beans in the processor on low. Add beans; process on high till smooth."
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"this is an excellent hummus recipe. I substituted olive oil for the vegetable oil for a more authentic flavor."
"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!"
"I used olive oil & 1-15 oz can of chickpeas. Ridiculously easy & delicious!~ Theresa"
"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."
"Just tried this hummus and it loved it! It is so creamy and yummy. The flavor is just right for us."
"Fresh garlic and lemon gives it an extra special YUM factor. Oh so good and satisfying...and very healthy for you!"
"I added Greek seasoning and it was great! so quick and delicious!"
"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!"
"I made it with a little less oil than called for and it turned out nicely. Yum!"