Homemade Lemon Hummus

a bowl of creamy hummus and some falafel
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Prep Time:
15 minutes
4 cups


  • 4 cups cooked garbanzo beans (chickpeas)*
  • 12 cup sesame tahini
  • 14 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 13 cup water
  • Juice of 2 to 3 lemons
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Add beans, tahini, oil, water, lemon juice to taste, garlic, spices, and salt and pepper to taste in the bowl of a food processor or container of a high-speed blender.
  2. Process until smooth and creamy, pausing, if necessary, to scrape down the sides with a spatula.
  3. Transfer mixture to a storage container. Chill until ready to serve.


*You can use either drained and rinsed canned garbanzo beans or freshly cooked ones in this recipe. Follow package instructions for cooking the garbanzos, or try using a slow cooker to cook them.

Nutrition Info

143 Calories, 5 g Protein, 13 g Carbohydrates, 4 g Fiber, 9 g Total Fat; ★★ Molybdenum, Copper, Manganese