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Lemon Garlic Hummus Recipe

Lemon Garlic Hummus Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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!"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 143737
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2011

"this is an excellent hummus recipe. I substituted olive oil for the vegetable oil for a more authentic flavor."

MrsRoot User ID: 5175258 87187
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2011

"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!"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 137318
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2011

"I used olive oil & 1-15 oz can of chickpeas. Ridiculously easy & delicious!

~ Theresa"

LydsTX2009 User ID: 5812357 137218
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2011

"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."

slkroptavich User ID: 4423484 59722
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2011

"Just tried this hummus and it loved it! It is so creamy and yummy. The flavor is just right for us."

renewisa40 User ID: 2403696 59719
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"Fresh garlic and lemon gives it an extra special YUM factor. Oh so good and satisfying...and very healthy for you!"

rachelayne User ID: 2351760 87186
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

"I added Greek seasoning and it was great! so quick and delicious!"

singinslou86 User ID: 5111934 55932
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2010

"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!"

keverwann User ID: 1807985 206387
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2007

"I made it with a little less oil than called for and it turned out nicely. Yum!"

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