All those hummus flavors you love with a lemon garlic twist! Learn How to Make Hummus and get ready for all your dip dreams to come true.
You love hummus, too?! Don’t miss our other delicious hummus recipes on Fit Foodie Finds, including this roasted red pepper hummus, sweet potato hummus and Mexican black bean hummus!
How to Make Hummus
This lemon garlic hummus is made in 3 simple steps and takes only 5 minutes! Making your own hummus could not be easier — or more delicious!
- 1 15-oz. can of garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed)
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 1/4 cup of unsalted tahini
- 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
- 1/2 tablespoon of minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons of water (start with 3 tablespoons, and you may need more later if your hummus is too thick! We’ll get to this.)
Everything into a Food Processor
Place all ingredients for your hummus into a high-speed food processor — seriously, ALL the ingredients.
Then, process on high for 1-2 minutes, or until the hummus is smooth.
Get the Perfect Consistency
Ok, now comes the time to perfect your hummus consistency. Add 1 or 2 more tablespoons of water depending on the texture of your hummus. It should be smooth and easily dippable once the desired consistency is reached.
Whip up a delicious (but totally optional!) topping for this lemon garlic hummus using only olive oil and chopped fresh basil. Stir together, and drizzle over your bowl of hummus to fancy it up a bit, and add a delicious punch of flavor.
How to Eat Hummus
Hummus is most commonly enjoyed as a dip! And trust us, pretty much anything can be a vessel for getting this delicious lemon garlic hummus into your mouth. From pita chips to crackers to sliced veggies or cheese, you really can’t go wrong with hummus as a dip!
Hummus is a perfect base for a pasta sauce! Simply fold hummus into your pasta as a healthy alternative to a creamy sauce.
Go ahead and dollop this lemon garlic hummus on top of a buddha bowl or grain bowl. The flavor will jazz up any bowl situation you’re eating!
Forget the mayo and mustard and use hummus as a condiment for your next sandwich! We love using hummus as a sandwich or wrap spread. It gives any sammie amazing flavor and texture!
Looking for ways to jazz up your salad dressing? Whisk a little bit of hummus into your next salad dressing to thicken it up and to add great flavor! Or simply thin out hummus with a little olive oil and vinegar, and BAM — salad dressing.
How to Store Hummus
Store this hummus in an air-tight container in the fridge, and it will keep well for up to 5 days.
More Hummus Recipes
Lemon Garlic Hummus
All those hummus flavors you love with a lemon garlic twist! Make this healthy lemon garlic hummus and get ready for all your dip dreams to come true.
- 1 15-oz. can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup unsalted tahini
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons water*
Optional Herby Topping
- 1/4 cup EVOO
- 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
- Place all ingredients for your hummus into a high-speed food processor.
- Then, process on high for 1-2 minutes or until smooth.
- Option to add 1 or 2 more tablespoons of water depending on the texture of your hummus. It should be smooth and easily dippable.
- Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days.
Tips & Notes
- water: option to add more water as needed in order to thin out the hummus.
- This recipe was slightly updated on February 19, 2020.
Nutrition FactsServing Size: 1/8 recipe Calories: 328 Sugar: 3 Fat: 27 Fiber: 5 Protein: 6
Keywords: lemon garlic hummus
Hummus is always a great idea! I recently prepared a version with artichokes. It tasted better than what it looks in the picture, I promise 🙂
Do you recommend removing the skins from the garnbanzo beans?
Either will work just fine!
I absolutely LOVE hummus but recently found out that I have a sensitivity to sesame seeds and would, therefore, have to omit the tahini. Any suggestions for a suitable substitute?
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I need to “low salt” this…Salt in tahini, canned beans, and then you add more? Think I will try cooking dry beans (no added salt) and not add sea salt. I noticed the tanini has quite a bit also so maybe enough?
This recipe looks absolutely delicious! I’m making it today and can not wait to eat it all, LOL! Thank you!
Do I drain the canned garbanzos? Or just dump it all in?
I tried making Hummus a few weeks ago in the vitaMix – didn’t turn out too well – I tend to not use recipes, so it could have just been my measurements. Does it really make a huge difference if you use a VitaMix over a traditional food processor? Anyone try this?
I’ve never used a Vitamix to make hummus, but I hear it’s amazing and actually works better. Why didn’t it work for you? Next time, just add more olive oil until you get the smooth consistency you prefer!
This sounds wonderful but I have no idea what Evoo is.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil!
I love hummus, great recipe!
Love a good hummus.. and I swear I can never have enough hummus recipes. Definitely need to make this lemon garlic version!
RIGHT?! Hummus for DAYZZZZZ.
First time doing this and something is not clear to me, the garbanzo beans are fresh and then blended, or do I have to cook them in anyway before? A friend told me you have to put them in boiling water for 3 hours before taking them to the blender. Someone?
Hi Lydia! I used canned garbanzo beans, so they were already cooked! So sorry for the confusion!
I’m an all day snacker. My “meals” are super small because of this AND I often have a bedtime snack. Dave’s definitely more a 3 square meals guy but he’s getting more into snacking and not starving.
Question: what recipe plugin do you use?? I like the “rate this recipe” thing that shows up below comments!
ahhh I tried the 3 square meal things and would just get hungry a the same times. NowSnack snack snack.
This needs to be fedex’d. Please please. 🙂
HUMMUS OH YEAH
This looks incredible!!
Me likey. I envision this going on a wrap soon. Or just spooned into my mouth like most dips I make. Heh.
Yes to all of the above.
I eat two small meals a day and have a snack in between.
This hummus looks so good and so easy! I might have to make it for my girls night tonight. I am definitely a grazer, though. I eat constantly!
I’m definitely a three meals a day kind of gal. But I love hummus regardless!