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Garlicky Lemony Hummus

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This is a bold, flavorful hummus with a bit of heat. The lemon juice and zest give a wonderful brightness that my children and grandchildren seem to love. The ingredients are usually available in my pantry, so I can make this at a moment's notice. This, of course, is to my taste, and I like lots of flavor, so a little goes a long way. I hope you enjoy!"
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15 m servings 141
Original recipe yields 18 servings


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  1. Pour all garbanzo beans into the bowl of a food processor; pulse several times to slightly break some of the beans. Add garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, cumin, basil, salt, cayenne pepper, and ground black pepper; blend until the beans are beginning to look like large crumbs, about 1 minute.
  2. With the food processor running, gradually stream reserved liquid from garbanzo beans, olive oil, and sesame oil into the beans mixture; continue to blend until all liquids are integrated with the garbanzo bean mixture into a smooth hummus.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • This makes a large quantity and keeps beautifully.
  • I blend mine until very smooth. You can change the amount of oil and use more of the drained liquid if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 141 calories; 9.9 11.2 2.5 0 270 Full nutrition

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This. Is. Awesome. I made this yesterday for a get together today and it was a huge hit! It was super easy to make (I used a blender because we don't have a food processor) and has a delicio...