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Superb Lemon Hummus

This Lemon Hummus is absolutely superb. Super easy to make in a food processor. If you like hummus this recipe is for you.

lemon hummus with pita

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.

superb lemon hummus

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.

superb lemon 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.

bowl of lemon hummus

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.

organic tahini

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.

piece of pita

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.

appetizer in a bowl

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.

  1. In a food processor, purée the garbanzo beans with the garlic, tahini, lemon juice and olive oil until smooth.
  2. Add cold water as needed until desired consistency is achieved.
  3. 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

Superb Lemon Hummus

This Lemon Hummus is absolutely superb. Super easy to make in a food processor. If you like hummus this recipe is for you.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time5 minutes
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 6
Calories 359 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 15 oz Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 4 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 Tbsp Tahini
  • Water, cold, as needed
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 6 Greek Pocketless Pita Bread, cut into thirds

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 359kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 13gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 308mgPotassium: 320mgFiber: 7gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 25IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 95mgIron: 3mg

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.

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One Comment

  1. Holly says:

    I love this Lemon Hummus. It is great with veggies, or with pita bread. The fresh lemon juice gives it that extra flavour. A great snack for the kids as an after school snack.

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