Garlic Hummus

Garlic Hummus

Garlic Hummus

Garlic Hummus

Crafting the perfect homemade hummus recipe requires a lot of testing, tweaking, and tasting until it is absolutely perfect. This garlic hummus recipe is absolute perfection. After many batches of simply ‘eh’ hummus, this is the one. I can say with absolute certainty I will never find another better. It is seriously addicting, ultra-creamy and packed with so much flavor!

Making this hummus recipe could not be more easy. No need to spend hours soaking and cooking fresh beans. This recipe uses canned garbanzo beans, and believe me the texture is spot on. Just a few simple ingredients and a food processor and you’re on your way to heavenly hummus. Serve with a side of pita chips or fresh veggies, yes, please! 


hummus ingredients

  • Chickpeas
  • Tahini
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Cumin
  • Water 

Why is tahini used in hummus?

Tahini is made from sesame seeds that have been soaked in water and then crushed to form an oily paste. Its consistency and flavor resemble that of nut butter. As one of the main ingredients in hummus, tahini does something wonderful to the chickpeas. Like adding salt to avocado. Just a small addition of tahini will amp up hummus’ flavor tremendously. 


Never by store brand hummus again. Making it at home is so much better and unbelievably easy. Tahini and chickpeas are complemented beautifully by garlic and lemon. Drain and rinse the chickpeas, add to a food processor with remaining ingredients and pulse until smooth. 

garlic hummus

Garlic Hummus

Garlic Hummus

Garlic hummus made in the food processor, packed with so much flavor and a perfect consistency!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Garlic Hummus
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 175kcal
Cost: $5


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 3 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 15.5 oz. can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • ¼ tsp. cumin
  • 1 tbsp. water


  • Combine ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth.


Calories: 175kcal

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