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Classic Lemon Garlic Hummus

A simple classic hummus. All you need is 10 minutes and 6 basic ingredients to make the creamiest hummus at home for a fraction of the price. Use it as a dip or add it to sandwiches and salads for a boost of protein and fiber!
Course Snack
Cuisine vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 can (540ml) chickpeas, drained and rinsed (or 1 3/4 cups chickpeas)
  • 2 medium garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt, or more to taste
  • Water as needed (I use 2-3 tablespsoons)


  • Add garlic to the food processor and pulse a few times to mince.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, except for the water. Process until smooth, about 1-2 minutes, adding water as needed.
  • Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. The garlic taste settles when refrigerated.


If serving it to a crowd, garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, chickpeas, red pepper flakes or chopped parsley if desired. You could also top it with smoked paprika and sesame seeds.
For a lighter garlic taste, start with only one garlic clove and add more as needed.