This is lighter and tastier than the original. Serve with pita wedges.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine garbanzo beans, lemon juice, olive oil, tahini, garlic, and salt in a food processor and pulse several times to mix. Process until hummus is smooth, about 1 minute.

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Nutrition Facts

203.2 calories; 4.8 g protein; 20.6 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 310.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2012
I had to make several changes after I got started. I used two 15 oz cans of chickpeas. I couldn't see having 1/2 cup left over (2 cups was 1-1/2 cans). I ended up using 3 tablespoons sesame butter (asian style with a little heat) 1/3 cup olive oil and 1-1/2 large lemons (came to 7 tablespoons). I sprinkled with a little cayenne for a little added kick and really upped the garlic just for my own taste. I feel if I had made this as written it would not have been smooth enough for my taste. Made the way I made it I would give it 5 stars thought it was awesome. I feel it needs more oil than the recipe stated but it could just be personal preference in liking a less chunky hummus. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2015
I thought after I tasted it that it needed some lemon zest to lighten up the garlic taste. After I tasted that minor change I decided that it needed another pinch of salt. After it tasted great!!!!! Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2012
I had to make several changes after I got started. I used two 15 oz cans of chickpeas. I couldn't see having 1/2 cup left over (2 cups was 1-1/2 cans). I ended up using 3 tablespoons sesame butter (asian style with a little heat) 1/3 cup olive oil and 1-1/2 large lemons (came to 7 tablespoons). I sprinkled with a little cayenne for a little added kick and really upped the garlic just for my own taste. I feel if I had made this as written it would not have been smooth enough for my taste. Made the way I made it I would give it 5 stars thought it was awesome. I feel it needs more oil than the recipe stated but it could just be personal preference in liking a less chunky hummus. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2012
I had to make several changes after I got started. I used two 15 oz cans of chickpeas. I couldn't see having 1/2 cup left over (2 cups was 1-1/2 cans). I ended up using 3 tablespoons sesame butter (asian style with a little heat) 1/3 cup olive oil and 1-1/2 large lemons (came to 7 tablespoons). I sprinkled with a little cayenne for a little added kick and really upped the garlic just for my own taste. I feel if I had made this as written it would not have been smooth enough for my taste. Made the way I made it I would give it 5 stars thought it was awesome. I feel it needs more oil than the recipe stated but it could just be personal preference in liking a less chunky hummus. Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2014
my husband is lebanese and only likes his mom's hummus. i am always looking for something better:) and really enjoyed this. i adjusted to one can worth of garbanzo beans added a little extra lemon no tahini (bleh) and a stalk of kale into my food processor for some extra nutrients (hiding for my kids!) and color. i ended up adding about 4 TB of liquid from the canned garbanzo beans to get the right consistency. i prefer this to added oil. at the end i tasted and added another TB of fresh lemon juice. thanks for something different! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2014
Great recipe!!! I just made a few changes. I prefer using dried chick peas. I think they have better flavor texture and they are cheaper. I soaked mine for 24 hours first and then I just boiled in a pan of with water until they were softened. When I blended the ingredients I made the following additions. I added a little turmeric for color and taste. I added some parsley. I added a little black pepper. I had a can of roasted red peppers from Wegmans so I threw in slightly less more than half of one large roasted red pepper and I cut the garlic back just a little. I got rave reviews! This is now my favorite hummus recipe and I will never EVER buy from the store again! P.S. If you like your hummus smooth the roasted red pepper will help to smooth it out instead of adding of more olive oil... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2013
Great basic recipe. Add more or less garlic to taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2014
I made it as stated with a little less lemon juice and a little more garlic. It wa great. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/14/2015
I thought after I tasted it that it needed some lemon zest to lighten up the garlic taste. After I tasted that minor change I decided that it needed another pinch of salt. After it tasted great!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2014
I loved this recipe. I'm a hummus lover to start with but the extra lemon adds a lightness & freshness to the usual flavour. Definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2016
I was not a fan of hummus before I tried this version and adjusted to my own taste. I'm nuts about garlic so I threw in about 7 or 8 cloves. I used my own recipe of prepared tahina to balance out the nuttiness (again not a big fan of chickpeas) and followed through with the rest of the directions. I also drastically cut back on the olive oil (only used a few tbsps) which makes for a drier less oily dip but it does not compromise on flavour. It might be the can of chickpeas I used but I had an entire Ziploc left over after using only about 1/2 cup. You can add & mix a drizzle of olive oil and paprika to boost the consistency and flavour as you keep it in the fridge. I will definitely be keeping this one. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2015
Delicious! But don't miss the opportunity to really bring out the true lemon flavor. Whenever I use lemon juice I zest first. The zest AND juice will brighten your dish and bring it to a higher flavor level. Read More
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