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Garlic Hummus

Hummus is one of those recipes that can be made in so many ways. I like a good classic garlic hummus with some delicious pita chips.

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Hummus is one of those recipes that can be made in so many ways and there is no right or wrong way. Personally, I like a good classic garlic hummus with some delicious pita chips.

If you go to the store, you can often find hummus already made in the deli section or near the produce. There are so many flavor options. Those can be a great place to get some ideas for what you might like. My brother-in-law gave me this recipe a while ago, and it’s the only way I make hummus. Justin will make it with red peppers sometimes, and other ingredients. But garlic hummus is my preferred method.

When making our own hummus, we can make it exactly how we want it. Most of the ingredients for a basic hummus are easy to find at almost any grocery store. The only thing I have a hard time finding is the Tahini, so I order that from Amazon. It seems expensive, but you use so little of it for each batch that it lasts a long time. I’ve had the same bottle for at least a year now. Which makes me think I should probably check if there is an expiration date!

A few months ago we went to a farmer’s market in our neighborhood. There was a couple set up with at least a dozen varieties of hummus as well as naan, pita bread, and pita chips that were all homemade. They let us try a few samples, and we bought the spinach hummus. It was a little strange because it was green. But the spinach was not overwhelming, and the boys both liked it too.

Step by Step


  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp chickpea juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 dash paprika
Ingredients for garlic hummus in stainless steel bowls on a white surface


Hummus really could not be any easier to make. I use a magic bullet to blend everything, but you could also use a regular blender. The magic bullet cups are a perfect size for the amount in this recipe and it blends everything together nicely.

The chickpeas need to be drained before adding them to the blender. You also need two tablespoons of the juice, so make sure to set that aside. I may have done this a time or two, and I add water instead. You just lose a little bit of the flavor when that happens.

Add all of your ingredients to your blender and give it a good shake. Turn the blender on and blend until you have your desired consistency. I like my hummus to be on the thicker side. Make sure that all of the chickpeas have been crushed so you don’t get chunks of them in the hummus.

Hummus ingredients in a blender cup on a white surface

When serving the hummus, make a small well in the middle. Add about a tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with a bit more paprika. We like to use pita chips or pita bread for dipping, and have also used fresh vegetables as well. I have a recipe for homemade pita bread that you can try.

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Originally Published On: February 28, 2017

Last Updated On: July 23, 2019

Garlic hummus in a blue patterned bowl with pita bread on the side

Garlic Hummus

Hummus is one of those recipes that can be made in so many ways. I like a good classic garlic hummus with some delicious pita chips.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
5 from 5 votes


  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp chickpea juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 dash paprika

Recommended Equipment


  • Drain chickpeas, reserving 2 tbsp of the chickpea juice
  • Add all ingredients to a blender (I use the magic bullet)
  • Blend all ingredients to desired consistency, making sure all of the chickpeas have been crushed
  • When serving, make a small well in the hummus and add a small amount of olive oil and sprinkle with paprika if desired
  • Serve with pita chips, pita bread, or fresh vegetables to dip
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Nutrition Facts
Garlic Hummus
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
Calories 41 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 79mg3%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

44 thoughts on “Garlic Hummus”

  1. I could never say no, to a good hummus dip. I did not know it was so easy to make. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. I haven’t heard about garlic hummus before but it looks yummy. The recipe you gave is detailed and easy to follow. I hope I can be capable of making this dish soon!

  3. Usually I just go out and buy my hummus. But this looks delicious here. I would love to be able to make it at home. And things mostly taste better home made. I will have to try this out.

    1. We bought it from the store for a long time too. Mostly because the tahini isn’t always easy to find. But I ordered a bottle on amazon and it will give you at least a dozen batches from one container.

  4. Ann F. Snook-Moreau

    I have to agree with your brother-in-law; I love roasted red peppers in my hummus! This recipe sounds delicious and easy, perfect for a party.

  5. I am defiantly going to be trying this soon! My family and I love hummus and pita-read or little sour dough bites. I never really knew how to make hummus so I never tried to in fear of messing it up so thank you!

  6. My husband is Israeli and LOVES hummus. I used to make it all the time at home until we started buying it from Aldi. The recipe I used was similar to this though, and really delicious. I have no doubt your recipe is amazing too.

  7. I love garlic and I love hummus. This will certainly be on my list of items to fix for a snack and entertaining. Tahni.. never heard of it. I will certainly seek it out. Great recipe for healthy living.

    1. The garlic is great because it’s not too powerful, but still adds a lot of flavor to plain hummus. I can’t find tahini in stores most of the time so have to order online but it lasts a really long time when you do!

  8. Liam, my toddler, literally eats hummus by the spoonful! Hes obsessed. I have never tried to make it for him but I reallyw ant to! This recipe sounds delish

  9. Garlic hummus? Wow! First time I heard about it.
    I’ll give it a try since I love healthy recipes, especially hummus, because it’s a potent source of fiber and helps maintain a healthy digestive system, regulate bowel movements and relieve constipation!

  10. I super love hummus but never tried it with Garlic. I also love garlic so i guess the combination is gonna be super delicious!!! Can’t wait to try it.

  11. 5 stars
    Garlic hummus is one of my favorite snacks! I haven’t made my own before but you totally inspired me!

  12. 5 stars
    Great!! I added one cup of baby spinach and an extra tablespoon of lemon juice And it was divine!! But one question, how long will it last?! And can it be frozen?? I’m the only one in my house who likes hummus and I can’t stand for it to for it to spoil!!

    1. I’ve never tried to freeze hummus before, so I’m not sure how that would work out. But we keep it in the refrigerator for at least 3-4 days without any issues. My boys aren’t fans, but my husband and I eat it so it takes us a little while to go through it, too.

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