Lemon Garlic Hummus Recipe
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Lemon Garlic Hummus Recipe

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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.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Lemon Garlic Hummus in Quick Cooking May/June 2005, p65

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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."

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