Friday, September 30, 2011

Lemon Garlic Hummus

Welcome back, readers! I hope you all enjoyed Chef Deanna's post, she will (hopefully) make regular appearances here on the Fork and Dagger!

Today's post is a healthy snack-time favorite: Hummus! I've been getting sick of buying hummus that tastes like lemon furniture polish, so I decided to make my own!

It's very simple, with very strong flavors, and no tahini (which is very high in calories, so we lightened this up a bit!) Enjoy!

Adapted from

  • Olive oil (Start with 1/4 -1/2 cup, and increase as necessary for desired texture)
  • 3-4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups chickpeas, drained (and rinsed. It'll foam and get sudsy when you rinse it. Gross huh?)
  • 2 teaspoonsful minced garlic 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  1. Put the garlic and a small amount of the olive oil into a food processor, and blend until smooth. (You don't want to bite into a chunk of raw garlic. Or maybe you do, to each their own!)
  2. When the garlic is well blended, add the chickpeas, lemon juice, salt, and more of the olive oil. Process until smooth (adding more olive oil / lemon juice if necessary for texture and flavor)

Serve however you usually serve hummus! Pita chips, veggies, on a sandwich, whatever your heart desires! 
Yumm! Smooth and tasty!


  1. That looks delish. However, I do love the tahini...

  2. You don't even miss the tahini! It's creamy and smooth! Also (you may find this pertinent) tahini is expensive, and chickpeas are cheap! :)