Smooth Lemon Garlic Hummus

Hummus is my happy food. Give me a bowl of hummus with pita and I’m happy as a clam. It’s simple, delicious and very easy to make in your own kitchen. The best thing about hummus is that you can so easily tweak and change the ingredients to make it your own. But first, you must have a good base recipe. 

I have tried Olive Hummus, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus and even Spicy Hummus but all of these start with a few ingredients. I am sharing my “base” hummus with you today because it’s the most classic and then you can modify your taste preference from there. 


Garlic, Garlic and more Garlic. I wish it were its own food group. 


The process of “shelling” or de-membraning (I’m sure that’s not a word but you get the point) the chickpeas can be quite tedious but it’s VERY much worth the time to get the creamy consistency in your hummus. I sorta made it into a game to see how many I could shell at one time. I only make it to 2 but maybe you’ll have better luck. 


All the ingredients coming together is so satisfying. You will seriously be amazed at how easy and creamy this recipe delicious is!


Voila! Just add some extra EVOO and Cayenne and you’re all set with a snack for whatever show you are currently binge watching. I recommend This is Us : )


  • (1) 15 oz. can of Garbanzo Beans 
  • 4 Garlic Cloves (Chopped)
  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Tahini
  • 3 Tbs. Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • Dash of Cayenne Pepper


  1. Drain the Garbanzo Beans and reserve about 1/4 cup of the juice. Remove the outer membrane of the beans and place them in your food processor. Blend for about 15-20 seconds or until slightly mashed. 
  2. Add in all other ingredients to the mixture. 
  3. Process until smooth. Add the reserved chickpea juice and pulse a few times. Continue to add extra virgin olive oil until you achieve the desired consistency. 
  4. Add Salt & Pepper to taste. Drizzle with Olive Oil and a dash of Cayenne Pepper. 
  5. Enjoy with Pita Chips or your favorite sliced veggies! 

Yields about 2 Cups of Hummus. 

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