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Easy Garlic & Lemon Hummus Recipe

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An easy hummus recipe with canned chickpeas ready in no time! A creamy, tasty, and healthy dip. Ideal for vegan and vegetarian diet too! It needs only a few basic ingredients and a small food processor.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6
Calories 120 kcal


  • 1.5 cups canned chickpeas , or cooked (250g)
  • 4 tbsp tahini , (60mL)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil , extra-virgin - (15mL)
  • lemon , juiced -  (~3 tbsp)
  • 1/4 cup water  , (60mL) -  (~4 tbsp)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1.2 tsp paprika , optional


  • Rinse well the canned chickpeas.
  • Place all ingredients except for the chickpeas in a food processor  and blend on high until well combined.  Stop the blending occasionally to scrape the sides.
  • When you have a smooth and creamy consistency the hummus is ready!
  • Plate, sprinkle with olive oil, and garnish with olives and chopped fresh herbs and serve. 


  • Served:
    • with raw vegetables such as cucumber, carrots, red, yellow, and green peppers,
    • with olive oil on top, and some olives, vegan cheese or feta, and homemade bread on the side.
  • Variations: 
    • Spice up the hummus with flavors like cumin, fresh cilantro, or smoked paprika.
    • Add more or less garlic.
    • Add roasted garlic.
    • Add more or less lemon.
    • Replace tahini with Greek yogurt if you are not a fan of tahini.
  • Storage: Serve and enjoy it immediately. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Extra Tip: If you do not use canned chickpeas that are already cooked and you are cooking from dried chickpeas then this is about 1/2 cup dried.
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