Homemade Garlic Hummus Recipe

Homemade Garlic Hummus Recipe

Garlic Hummus Recipe
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Looking for a garlic hummus recipe that is easy and simple? With only a handful of ingredients and 10 minutes of your time you can make garlic hummus! The first time I tried hummus I was surprised.

I remember people talking about it as if were something gross. I assumed so incorrectly that this was not for me. I practically sat and ate the whole container by myself with some tortilla chips.

Imagine my surprise when I found out how easy it is to make hummus. I was floored. Why exactly was I buying this at the store? I will just add it to the list of things I should have known.

Is hummus good for you? Lifehack says it is. They have a great list of reasons of why it is good for you. Organic facts has a similar list that seems to go into more detail.

I would also like to point out that eating everything in moderation is important.

In fact, it seems that eating too much of this amazing food could result in many trips to the bathroom. So, don’t go too crazy and eat too much and make yourself sick!

What is Tahini?

Tahini is made like peanut butter except with sesame seeds. Tahini is so good. I could skip the whole recipe and just eat the tahini if it were not so expensive! Sesame seeds are ground and the natural oils make it into a creamy deliciousness.

Garlic Hummus Recipe

Garlic Hummus Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Hummus must be mixed a certain way so the ingredients do not separate. It ensures that you get a great consistency. It may seem foolish when reading how we slowly add ingredients but believe me there is a method to the madness!


  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup water (use as much as you need until you get the desired consistency, which is smooth and creamy.)
  • 3-5 garlic cloves (peeled)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil ((1 tbsp will be used for garnish))
  • 115 oz chickpeas (canned, drained and rinsed)
  • 1 pinch paprika (just for garnish)


  1. Place tahini (this is the one I like to use), lemon juice, and 2 tbsp of water in the food processor. Process for 30-1 minute, or until smooth. Add more water 2 tbsp at a time until you get a creamy consistency.
  2. Add the garlic, salt, and olive oil (only 2 tbsp) and process for another 30-1 minute or until you get a smooth and creamy texture.
  3. Add the chickpeas to the mixture. If you have a small food processor you can add half or part of them at a time. Process for 1-2 minutes. You can add more water if needed.
  4. To finish, put the hummus in a bowl and drizzle the olive oil over top and sprinkle with paprika.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 966Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 0mgSodium 299mgCarbohydrates 153gFiber 42gSugar 26gProtein 50g

For the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional value of each ingredient yourself. These calculations are provided by a third party and are not expected to be exact. You are solely responsible for ensuring the nutritional information you use is accurate.

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Garnishing Hummus

When you buy hummus in the store, certainly you’ve noticed that it comes garnished usually with garlic bits, olive oil, and paprika. However, there are many ways you can garnish hummus. Check out my post on Garnishing Hummus before you leave me!

How To Eat Hummus!

  • Tortilla chips
  • Fresh vegetables, such as celery, carrots, & bell peppers.
  • Fermented veggies, anything goes!
  • Crackers
  • Cheese
  • Olives
  • On sandwiches, spread on bread like mayo.
  • Popular sandwiches include: tempeh & hummus, and tabouli & hummus

We like to use it as a dip for tortilla chips, fresh and fermented vegetables.

It pairs well with crackers, cheese, and olives also. You can even use it as a sandwich spread like mayo. Sandwiches such as tempeh and hummus, or tabouli and hummus are great too!

I’d love To Know what you think!… Leave me a comment!

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54 thoughts on “Homemade Garlic Hummus Recipe”

    1. You simply must my friend! I was shocked too. How wonderful right? I love making it at home. I can keep the items on hand in my pantry, so when I want it I don’t have to go rushing to the store.

  1. I love hummus and I’m always trying to find the perfect recipe for it. Your version is very similar to mine but I have found that bottled chickpeas give a better texture than canned.

  2. Thank you so much for the recipe! I love hummus and since I’m the only one who eats it, I never see how its cost effective to purchase the prepackage as it goes to waste. This recipe is great to make in smaller batches for just me to enjoy.

    1. Homestead Wishing

      Oh yes, and you could even cut the recipe in half for smaller quantities if you like. So glad this works for you. Thanks Victoria.

    1. Homestead Wishing

      Oh that is really awesome. I have seen some Turkish recipes floating around, and they all look so great. I will have to try them. Thank you Yonca!

  3. Hummus is really easy to make, I love that it has simple ingredients as well! Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe!

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    1. You should try it at least once, but beware it is addicting. Lol, I am glad I am not the only one who think that way about oysters! Thank you heather.

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    1. Crackers and veggies sound great. I do like to add hummus to our appetizer trays for dinners. It is good with practically everything. Yum, yum!

  4. Absolutely Bookmarking and pinning for future reuse over an over coz I love HUMUS Omg I do and I dont care I believe its healthy.

    To me Garlic is an amazing plant. I eat it raw..dont ask..its super hot jalapenos step aside. And I love rubbing it under my feet at night to detox…again an old family custom my grandma taught me! So I thank you for Sharing yayyy!

    1. I love garlic too! My mom brought some elphant garlic home, and I was not a fan. It was more like a concentrated onion. I like onion but not when I need garlic flavor for heck sake! Thanks for sharing Julie! I enjoyed the banter!

  5. It’s a lazy, rainy, cold day. I was starting to think about what healthy lunchy snack we might have this afternoon and here it is. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I am so glad you found the perfect snack this morning! That was good timing for sure. Thank you for stopping by Robin!

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