Lemon Garlic Hummus is my go-to classic-style hummus dip. In this PCOS-friendly recipe, canned chickpeas are blended with lemon, garlic, tahini and olive oil for a smooth, creamy and perfectly delicious snack, dip or condiment that’s ready in about 10 minutes.
Keep reading for how to make this PCOS-friendly, gluten-free, dairy-free, healthy and no-sugar-added hummus recipe…
MAKING EATING FOR PCOS EASY AND DELICIOUS WITH HOMEMADE LEMON GARLIC HUMMUS…
Hummus and veggies has always (and probably will always be) a go-to afternoon snack of mine. And the only thing that makes my hummus and veggies snack better is homemade hummus and veggies.
This lemony hummus recipe is made so simply with pantry ingredients like chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon and olive oil. Because sometimes simple just tastes so good! This recipe is all things savoury, nutty, lemony, flavourful, smooth and creamy, easy to make and super delicious…
- 1 1/2 cups cooked Chickpeas (from the can, drained and rinsed; 1 15-oz can)
- 1 small clove Garlic (minced or finely chopped; or to taste)
- 2–3 Tbsps Tahini
- 1 large ‘juicy’ Lemon (juiced; about 1/4 cup)
- 3 Tbsp Water
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard (optional but recommended)
- Fresh Ground Black Pepper (to taste)
- 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (plus more for drizzling on top if desired)
- Add all of the ingredients, except for the oil, to a food processor and blend. Slowly stream in the oil and continue to blend for about 3 minutes until very smooth.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: hummus, bean dip, chickpea dip, snack, dip, hummus dip
HOW TO MAKE THIS PCOS-FRIENDLY HOMEMADE HUMMUS WITH TAHINI RECIPE…
Here are some tips to help make great homemade hummus…
- My food processor is my go-to kitchen tool for all things homemade hummus. My number one PRO-TIP when it comes to making homemade hummus is patience! You have to let the food processor do its things and blend and mingle the flavours of the lemon and garlic and tahini together into a smooth and delicious dip.
- The main flavours for this hummus recipe are lemon, garlic and tahini – they are classic flavours that you just can’t beat. And if you’re looking to make classic-style hummus, you can’t skip on any of them.
- Tahini, if you’re not familiar, is made from sesame seeds – think peanut butter with but sesame. I find it to have kind of a bitter flavour on its own but when combined with the chickpeas, lemon and garlic it’s a beautifully nutty kind of earthy flavour. It’s a must if you’re wanting classic-style hummus.
- Much like my Balsamic White Bean Dip, after a day or two in the fridge, you may find that this hummus needs a little brightening up. I find an extra squeeze of fresh lemon, a little more salt and perhaps a little drizzle of olive oil really do the trick to restore this hummus back to its initial flavourful and delicious state.
LEMON & GARLIC HUMMUS RECIPE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is homemade hummus good for you? Is it PCOS-friendly?
Yes and yes! This homemade hummus uses nothing but good-for-you and PCOS-friendly ingredients so it’s definitely a healthy choice.
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Many store-bought hummus options are made with highly refined, inflammatory oils, added flavours, sugars and preservatives. When you make your own at home you get to control the ingredients and flavours that are used so you can feel really good about your hummus snack, appetizer or side dish.
What to serve with homemade hummus?
Raw veggie sticks are always my go-to pairing for hummus (carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, the list goes on… are all fantastic options). PCOS-friendly seed crackers or tortilla chips are other great options. You can even use this hummus as a dipping sauce for chicken or roasted veggies, as a salad topper, as a spread in lettuce wraps… I’ve even used hummus as a sauce for pasta noddles. You do you!
How long can homemade hummus last in the fridge?
This hummus should last up to five days in the fridge in an airtight container. I would not recommend freezing hummus for later. (TBH, I’ve never tried it and it’s not something on my experimental to-do list for the near future, so I really can’t say if you can successfully freeze hummus – you can always try halving the recipe if you know you only need a small amount).
After a few days in the fridge, brighten your hummus up to its initial flavourful deliciousness with an extra squeeze of lemon, pinch of salt and drizzle of oil stirred in.
MORE ABOUT THIS RECIPE FOR HEALTHY GARLIC HUMMUS WITH LEMON…
Hi, I’m Rebecca and I’m a snacker. Always have been and I don’t think that part of me is changing anytime soon.
And I do think snacks can be a part of a healthy diet and PCOS-friendly lifestyle.
Of course, what you’re snacking on is important when it comes to managing your PCOS with food, nutrition and lifestyle. And we know that not all snack choices are created equal.
So, what exactly makes up a good snack?
Real food, minimally processed ingredients, a good balance of carbs, healthy fats and protein (my rule of thumb for snacking is getting at least 2 of the 3 on to my snack plate) and most importantly, it has to taste good (or more like you should be enjoying what you’re snack on).
I will say these are the exact principles I share in my Eating for PCOS Philosophy and my PCOS Nutrition and Wellness programs and are the “food rules” that have made the biggest impact in my life when it comes to eating to manage my hormones and PCOS.
Enter my love of hummus of veggies. It really is a go-to for me and a staple snack in my weekly meal plans most of the time. It’s a beautiful balance of healthy fats (thanks, tahini and olive oil) and complex carbs (hello, fibre) and it’s the best way to munch away on tons of veggies in the middle of the day without having to rely too heavily on salad.
Sure, store-bought hummus is convenient but it can also be loaded with some less than friendly ingredients when it comes to PCOS like refined, inflammatory oils (canola, safflower and vegetable, I’m looking at you), preservatives, added artificial flavours and sugar.
This is exactly why I am such a fan of making my own hummus at home. When you have the right tools and ingredients stocked in your kitchen, it doesn’t take much time, you can make it exactly how you like it and you get to control the quality of ingredients used to make it (ie. you know it’s going to be a PCOS-friendly snack option that’s going to nourish your body from the inside out).
Grab your veggie sticks or crackers and get dipping!
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