Homemade Lemon Garlic Hummus is the perfect snack. Serve with veggies, crackers or on toast, this hummus is simple and easy to make and loaded with flavour!
Friends, I bring to you a crazy flavourful and tasty Homemade Lemon Garlic Hummus. Because it is pretty much everything my little heart wants in a healthy bean dip.
And because I can’t get enough of this gluten free and vegan deliciousness. Made so simply with pantry ingredients like chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon, a little mustard and olive oil. Simple never tasted so good!!
Hummus, loaded with protein and fibre from the chickpeas and takes on the flavour of whatever you decide to put into it. Here, I did lemon and garlic (just such a classic, eh?) but you can find a whole lot of whacky flavours to purchase in groceries stores or to make at home in vegan-style cookbooks, which often have entire chapters dedicated to different hummuses (or is it hummi? I don’t know…). I’ve recently stumbled across a black bean, almond and orange hummus recipe and a spicy peanut hummus recipe. Can you stand the possibilities?!
And hummus is the perfect condiment for just about anything! Sandwiches, crackers, pizza, salads, veggies, both roasted and raw…
Especially those veggies. An afternoon snack of hummus and veggie sticks is the perfectly balanced addition to your day – you get some healthy carbs, healthy fats and with some healthy protein. Trust me – afternoon snacking on hummus and veggies will have you sailing smooth right into dinner.
MORE ABOUT THIS HOMEMADE LEMON GARLIC HUMMUS RECIPE…
I love the lemon garlic tahini flavour here. Tahini is a must! So nutty and delicious. And so very much the perfect addition to homemade hummus.
There was a long period of time when I completely gave up on making my own hummus. I couldn’t get it right. It was either too thick or too watery, too much tahini or not enough garlic, too chunky or too soupy or too bland or just flat out not good. Isn’t that just the worst?
This Lemon Garlic Hummus took a couple tries to get just right but I sure am glad I stuck with it. The secret to this hummus is lots of lemon juice and tons of patience with the food processor.
For perfect every time hummus you just have to let the food processor (or powerful blender!) do its thing – blend and process while you patient watch from the sidelines. Lots of time in the food processor means lots of time for the flavours of the lemon and garlic mingle. And those extra moments is just the trick for pureeing the chickpeas into the smoothest, creamiest yet thick and perfect for dipping (or spreading) hummus.
Sometimes I forget that patience is one of the most important tools in the kitchen… And in life. But mostly in the kitchen.