Lemony Hummus Recipe
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Lemony Hummus Recipe

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This easy hummus from Josephine Devereaux Piro of Easton, Pennsylvania is flavored with garlic and lemon, but has a delicious nuttiness from tahini. “I love the kick the tahini gives this hummus,” she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Pita breads, warmed and cut into wedges
  • Carrot and celery sticks
  • Carrot and celery sticks

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 106 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 192mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. Process garlic in a food processor until minced. Add the chickpeas, lemon juice, water, tahini, cumin, salt and pepper; cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl. Serve with pita wedges and vegetables. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Lemony Hummus in Light & Tasty June/July 2007, p55

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vbk3159 User ID: 1633210 227739
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2015

"Very tasty and easy. I get rave reviews every time I make it!"

DragonSlayersRosebud User ID: 198468 216860
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"My family was never crazy about store bought Hummus, I made this recipe called it Moroccan Dip and had them try it during a football game. It was a hit. It will now be added to the Green Bay Packer's game day. It's also tasty with tortillas."

renehayes User ID: 1584939 167065
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2012

"To make your own tahini --- oven toast sesame seeds -- blend in food processor -- if too thick add olive oil to thin -- one drop at a time"

stwood64 User ID: 3644447 164859
Reviewed May. 19, 2012

"Very simple, healthy snack dip. Like the lemony taste to it."

ehor49 User ID: 6339076 208903
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2012

"this is a great recipe. i added some italian spice and it is so good if you like italian

i will make this again"

Summy User ID: 1386846 150802
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2008

"It's a sesame paste that you can find in any natural food store, and sometimes in the grocery store. I prefer tahini that is toasted not raw. It has better flavor."

Edil User ID: 1732465 95781
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2008

"what is tahini?"

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