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. It's delicious and quick to make. —Kris Capener, Ogden, Utah
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), 0 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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gina.kapfhamer User ID: 8717427 261046
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2017

"Finally, a healthy appetizer option that people will love! Paired this hummus recipe with a few different kinds of pita bread and it was a quick hit. I used a little less oil, but otherwise this was a great recipe."

rllewis7 User ID: 7124309 260185
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2017

"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!"

hkpepin User ID: 3030797 247726
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!"

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 238132
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!"

Chephil User ID: 7910996 143949
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."

becky66 User ID: 1915904 87189
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."

SKTerpstra User ID: 4231446 206388
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."

spinardo User ID: 2339635 56404
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!"

deannasnz User ID: 6542477 111808
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."

omnijen User ID: 6475476 118926
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!"

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