Lemon Garlic Hummus
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 10 min.
- 3/4 cup olive or 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1/4 cup: 324 calories, 29g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 309mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.
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.
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!
May 1, 2016
Love the lemony, garlic flavor. I substituted olive oil for the canola oil and the consistency was great. Smooth and delicious!
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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!