Lemon Garlic Hummus

Lemon Garlic Hummus

Over Memorial Day weekend I went down the Cape to my friend Melis’ parent’s house. As always, there was a fantastic spread of food but the thing that stood out the most was the lemon hummus that Melis’ relative Mark had made from scratch. I think I hovered over the dish the entire afternoon dipping every piece of produce in it 😉 After gushing over the delicious hummus, Mark was so kind to give me his recipe!

Here’s what you need:


• 19 oz. of chickpeas
• 4 lemons, juiced
• 6 cloves of garlic
• 1/4 cup tahini
• salt to taste
• 1/4 cup of olive oil to smooth (I actually forgot to put the olive oil in, because I’m brilliant and get distracted like a 3 year old, but it still tasted great!)

Here’s what you do:

The directions are very simple… Just blend all of the ingredients together in a food processor until smooth!




With the refreshing citrus hints from the lemons this is the perfect appetizer to bring to a Summer party or if you’re entertaining at home. I mean, we already know it’s a huge hit 😉

Thanks for the recipe Mark! It’s definitely a keeper!

(Also, pardon the “ghost” in my pictures… looks like some steam or something is on my lens? Not having the best of luck with technology this past week!)


18 Responses to "Lemon Garlic Hummus"

  1. allijag says:

    That combo sounds absolutely amazing! (and super perfect for summer!)

  2. Erica says:

    Looks fabulous! I love homemaking hummus. The broccoli huts recipes are my favorite! You don’t need the oil at all! Just use some of the “juice” from the chickpea cans. You won’t miss it- I promise!

  3. Kelly says:

    Yum. Camera issues or not, that looks fantastic. Also how cute is treat. I’m sad that I didn’t get a chance to check it out while I was there. Looks and sounds fantastic.

  4. Simply Life says:

    ah, what a great idea for hummus!

  5. Claudia says:

    I love that you posted this. I am always buying lemon-garlic hummus to snack on and now – here it is! Not store-bought. And looks heavenly.

  6. Sharlene says:

    Mmmmm hummus!!

  7. maggie says:

    Looks delish, but is 1/4 teaspoon tahini correct? I’ve always used significantly more than that!

  8. Bo says:

    I love to make hummus…Yours looks great…I could make an entire meal of hummus.

  9. Joanne says:

    I spend way too much of my life seeking out new hummus recipes. I love the lemony-ness of this!

  10. Emily Eats and Exercises says:

    I make homemade hummus all the time – yum. My recipe is very similar, but I agree – not nearly enough tahini?!? Also, I always skip the oil, but add a lot of water (I’m too grossed out by the chick pea “juice.”) The more water, the smoother the texture (think Sabra…)

  11. I have NEVER had success with homemade hummus…it just never turns out well! Maybe I will have to try your version =)

  12. I love making homemade hummus and with a food processor, it is SO easy!

  13. Sarah says:

    Looks delicious! However, if you cream the tahini with the lemon juice first before adding the remaining ingredients, you’ll end up with a smoother, creamier hummus.

  14. Chels says:

    Hi Sarah! Thanks for the tip… very helpful! 🙂 [chels]

  15. YUM! Hummus is one of my favorite things in the history of things.

  16. Daisy says:

    omg there is a ghost in your pictures. i didn’t even realize until you pointed it out. I love homemade hummus!

  17. I made this for a New Year’s party and everyone (especially me!) loved it. So lemony and delicious!! 🙂

  18. Oh and I removed the chickpea skins before blending – it came out super creamy!

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