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Lemon Garlic Hummus

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Lemon Garlic Hummus
Hummus gets some kick with lemon and garlic! The sweet, pungent flavor of lemon combined with garlic makes for a hummus you won't be able to tear yourself away from! Pair it with pita and you have a quick and easy appetizer or snack.


  • 1 15 oz. can chickpeas or garbanzo beans
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic or 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons tahini


Drain chickpeas and set aside liquid from can. Combine remaining ingredients in blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup of liquid from chickpeas. Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth.

Place in serving bowl, and create a shallow well in the center of the hummus. Add a small amount (1-2 tablespoons) of olive oil in the well. Serve immediately with fresh, warm or toasted pita bread, or cover and refrigerate.

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 3 out of 5
Easy to Use cooked instead of canned, Member melberrybush

I successfully adapted this recipe to be healthier and cheaper by using whole cooked chickpeas rather than the canned stuff. It is well worth the extra time and forethought to soak the beans the night before. Turns out great! Some guidelines: ***** * 15 oz canned chickpeas is approx. 1.5 cups cooked chickpeas, and approx. 0.5 cups dry (before soaking) * reserve the boiling water from the cooking process to use in place of the canning liquid in the last step of the recipe.

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Saad Fayed
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