Garlicky Lemony Hummus Recipe -
Garlicky Lemony Hummus Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Garlicky Lemony Hummus

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"This is a bold, flavorful hummus with a bit of heat. The lemon juice and zest give a wonderful brightness that my children and grandchildren seem to love. The ingredients are usually available in my pantry, so I can make this at a moment's notice. This, of course, is to my taste, and I like lots of flavor, so a little goes a long way. I hope you enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 18 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Pour all garbanzo beans into the bowl of a food processor; pulse several times to slightly break some of the beans. Add garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, cumin, basil, salt, cayenne pepper, and ground black pepper; blend until the beans are beginning to look like large crumbs, about 1 minute.
  2. With the food processor running, gradually stream reserved liquid from garbanzo beans, olive oil, and sesame oil into the beans mixture; continue to blend until all liquids are integrated with the garbanzo bean mixture into a smooth hummus.
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  • Cook's Notes:
  • This makes a large quantity and keeps beautifully.
  • I blend mine until very smooth. You can change the amount of oil and use more of the drained liquid if you prefer.

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Jul 06, 2014

This. Is. Awesome. I made this yesterday for a get together today and it was a huge hit! It was super easy to make (I used a blender because we don't have a food processor) and has a delicious velvety consistency. I did use more garlic because I had extra cloves to use. I left out the black pepper per personal preference. I wasn't sure about the basil, but it works. It really works. This will be a repeater in the LTH house. THANKS, for the recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 141 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 270 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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