I was making some homemade hummus as an appetizer for a small gathering I was hosting and wanted to try something slightly different so I decided to make this Superb Lemon Hummus recipe.
That being said if you've made hummus before you will notice the ingredients are very similar to a classic hummus recipe.
The main reason I am calling this a lemon hummus recipe is because the ratio of lemon juice to beans is different than most other homemade hummus recipes and with the lack of seasonings in this recipe the lemon flavor stands out a bit more. At least that's how I am seeing it.
💭 What is Hummus
Hummus is a popular dip or spread from the Middle East. It is typically made with Tahini, Olive Oil, Garlic and Garbanzo Beans (aka Chickpeas). It has the consistency of a creamy paste. Usually served with Pita or an assortment of vegetables.
💭 What is Tahini
Tahini is a Mediterranean condiment made from sesame seeds. It is one of the main ingredients in hummus as well as other Mediterranean recipes like Baba Ganoush.
You can serve this homemade lemon hummus recipe with some pita chips or toasted pita rounds or even some fresh vegetables like baby carrots, cucumbers or even some celery sticks.
The nutritional information on the recipe card below assumes you are serving this hummus with pita rounds.
💭 Recipe Tip
Depending on where you live as well as the brand, Garbanzo Beans may be called Chickpeas. That's because they are one and the same. Different names for the same thing.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this superb lemon hummus recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Garbanzo Beans, Garlic Cloves, Fresh Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, Cold Water, Salt, Pepper, Tahini and Pita Rounds.
🥣 How to make Lemon Hummus
In a food processor, purée the garbanzo beans with the garlic, tahini, lemon juice and olive oil until smooth.
Add cold water as needed until desired consistency is achieved.
Remove the hummus from the food processor to a bowl. Salt and Pepper to taste. Let the hummus chill in the fridge for an hour before serving.
Superb Lemon Hummus
- 15 oz Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 4 tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
- 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 3 tablespoon Tahini
- Water, cold, as needed
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- 6 Greek Pocketless Pita Bread, cut into thirds
- In a food processor, purée the garbanzo beans with the garlic, tahini, lemon juice and olive oil until smooth.
- Add cold water as needed until desired consistency is achieved.
- Remove the hummus from the food processor to a bowl. Salt and Pepper to taste. Let the hummus chill in the fridge for an hour.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.