5 minute Garlic Lemon Hummus Recipe

Garlic Lemon HummusI’m starting to realize that I have this “thing” for chickpeas. I constantly have at least 8 cans in my pantry, I legitimately enjoy chickpea cookies, and I’m always adding them to random meals! But I’d have to say that my all-time favorite chickpea recipe is hummus!

Chickpeas - Hummus RecipeMy husband and I used to purchase premade hummus once in a while for a snack with crackers or on a wrap for lunch. I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t until I started making my own that I started to absolutely love hummus!

Have you ever made something yourself and then decided you never wanted to buy it again? That’s how I feel about my hummus! I have only made one kind (Garlic Lemon) but it is always, without fail delicious! I hope to try out different flavors but, for now, I’m sticking with the classic.

When I first started making my own hummus, I saw “Tahini” on the recipe and had no idea what it was! I did my research and finally figured it out, but I still find it hard to find at times! If you live near a health food market, you shouldn’t have a hard time. If you live in a smaller town, it might not be so easy to come by. 


From my experience, regular grocery stores (like Kroger) sometimes have it in the Organic section (which, in a small town, is super small!). If you can’t find it, try a “higher class” market or look for a place you know will sell Organic products. For instance, in our town here in Arizona, none of the grocery stores sold it. The only place I found it was Back to Basics, our local health food market. 

Here is a simple recipe for hummus that is quick to make because there is not a lot of prep! You will need a food-processor or blender to make this recipe. I prefer the food-processor because it gets it super smooth, but my mom uses a blender and it works great for her!

Enough talk. Let’s make some hummus!

Garlic Lemon Hummus
Serves 8
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Total Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 2 cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans) rinsed
  2. 3 Tbs. Tahini
  3. 3-6 cloves fresh garlic crushed (depending on how much garlic you prefer)
  4. 1/2 lemon juiced
  5. 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  6. 1/4 cup water (add more until you reach desired consistency)
  7. 1 tsp. salt
  1. Place all ingredients in a large food processor. Process until smooth.
  2. Transfer to medium sized bowl and place in fridge until ready to serve.
  1. Store in an airtight container in fridge. It should stay fresh for a few days!
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It tastes great with pita chips, pita, crackers, veggies, or on wraps and sandwiches. To make it look and taste a little more special, you can top it with olive oil and fresh basil. My favorite hummus toppings are a little olive oil, Feta cheese, and Kalamata Olives. It gives it a Mediterranean flavor and tastes so good!

I hope you enjoy this simple recipe. Make it for your family as a special snack or bring it to a party! I know it will be a hit!

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What is your favorite hummus flavor?

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